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or mauger

[maw-ger] /ˈmɔ gər/
preposition, Archaic.
in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
1225-75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thus they were all concerned; but Noll Wing took the matter harder than any, because mauger, whom he feared, was concerned in it.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • There was an uncle of William's, named mauger, who was primate of the Norman church.

    The Normans Sarah Orne Jewett
  • He loved and followed, that his health gin out after a time—he felt weak and mauger.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 5. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • There was, in Dan'l Tobey's boat, a little man named mauger.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • mauger rolled over and over where he fell; and it chanced that his sheath knife dropped out in the fall, and touched his hand.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • mauger was a greenie; he was a product of the worst conditions of the city.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • The matter of mauger had been, in some measure, a milestone in Noll Wing's life.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Dan'l knew this; he was careful never to push mauger too far.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Miss mauger seemed to me very like her drawing-room, straight and precise and stiff.

    Carette of Sark John Oxenham
  • Which was just enough to fill to overflowing mauger's cup of wrath.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
British Dictionary definitions for mauger


(Caribbean) (of persons or animals) thin or lean
Word Origin
from Du. mager thin, meagre


(obsolete) in spite of
Word Origin
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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