- in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
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Examples from the Web for mauger
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
Brander's eyes hardened; he said, under his breath: "Thanks, Mauger."
"I had 'casion to discipline Mauger," he said, with awkward dignity, his head wagging.
He thought that Mauger was at him with a sheath knife, and that Brander was at Mauger's back.
- Caribbean (of persons or animals) thin or lean
from Du. mager thin, meagre
- obsolete in spite of
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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