Origin of cur
Definition for cur (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cur
All the setting was small and homelike and simple, like the village itself and the cur.Our Part in the Great War|Arthur Gleason
He cursed himself for a cur and a coward, but somehow he could not force the words to his lips.The Phantom Lover|Ruby M. Ayres
Cur ineffabiles et innarrabiles affectus communibus verbis conamur exprimere?The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
The cur was a all time absent, and when he return had no good news for Robert; his errand had been ineffectual.
A cur dog, as a rule, can drive the largest wolf on the plains.
British Dictionary definitions for cur
Word Origin for cur
Word Origin and History for cur
early 13c., curre, earlier kurdogge used of both vicious dogs and cowardly dogs, probably from Old Norse kurra or Middle Low German korren both echoic, both meaning "to growl." Cf. Swedish dialectal kurre, Middle Dutch corre "house dog."