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maugre

or mau·ger

[maw-ger]
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preposition Archaic.
  1. in spite of; notwithstanding.

Origin of maugre

1225–75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2
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Examples from the Web for mauger

Historical Examples

  • There was an uncle of William's, named Mauger, who was primate of the Norman church.

    The Normans

    Sarah Orne Jewett

  • And I was not averse to making the acquaintance of Captain Mauger.

    A Chambermaid's Diary

    Octave Mirbeau

  • Brander's eyes hardened; he said, under his breath: "Thanks, Mauger."

    The Sea Bride

    Ben Ames Williams

  • "I had 'casion to discipline Mauger," he said, with awkward dignity, his head wagging.

    The Sea Bride

    Ben Ames Williams

  • He thought that Mauger was at him with a sheath knife, and that Brander was at Mauger's back.

    The Sea Bride

    Ben Ames Williams


British Dictionary definitions for mauger

mauger

adjective
  1. Caribbean (of persons or animals) thin or lean

Word Origin

from Du. mager thin, meagre

maugre

mauger

preposition
  1. obsolete in spite of

Word Origin

C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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