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cur

[ kur ]
/ kɜr /
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noun
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 cur

curlike, adjective

Other definitions for cur (2 of 2)

cur.

abbreviation
currency.
current.
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British Dictionary definitions for cur

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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