- a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.
Also mongo, mongoe.
Compare shoddy(def 1).
Origin of mungo
First recorded in 1800–10; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for mungo
But, if I was much affected, the callant Mungo was a great deal more.The Life of Mansie Wauch
David Macbeth Moir
Mungo is divided into two classes, namely, new and old mungo.Textiles
William H. Dooley
Isaaco was better able to appreciate their music than Mungo Park.
It was from them that he first learnt that Mungo Park was dead.
And Mungo is remembered forever because he died with a laugh.The Wind Bloweth
Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
mongo or mongoe
- a cheap felted fabric made from waste wool
C19: of unknown origin
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