[ kur ]
/ kɜr /
a mongrel dog, especially a worthless or unfriendly one.
a mean, cowardly person.
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Origin of cur
1175–1225; Middle English curre, apparently shortened from curdogge.See cur dog
OTHER WORDS FROM curcurlike, adjective
Definition for cur (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for cur
/ (kɜː) /
any vicious dog, esp a mongrel
a despicable or cowardly person
Word Origin for cur
C13: shortened from kurdogge; probably related to Old Norse kurra to growl
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