cur

[ kur ]
/ kɜr /
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noun

a mongrel dog, especially a worthless or unfriendly one.
a mean, cowardly person.

Origin of cur

1175–1225; Middle English curre, apparently shortened from curdogge. See cur dog
Related formscur·like, adjective

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cur

/ (kɜː) /

noun

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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