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currish

[ kur-ish ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to a cur.
  2. curlike; snarling; quarrelsome.
  3. contemptible; base.


currish

/ ˈkɜːrɪʃ /

adjective

  1. of or like a cur; rude or bad-tempered


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Derived Forms

  • ˈcurrishly, adverb
  • ˈcurrishness, noun

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Other Words From

  • currish·ly adverb
  • currish·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of currish1

First recorded in 1425–75, currish is from the late Middle English word kuresshe. See cur, -ish 1

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Example Sentences

It was a currish image, suggestive of the choicest satisfaction.

He was a cur, and denied the accusation in a currish manner, hardly intended to create belief.

Our ears are first assailed by a few shrill, currish barks at intervals, like the outpost firing of skirmishing parties.

Mastin, a mastiue or bandog; a great country curre; also a rude, filthie, currish or cruell fellow.

The simile, though a currish one, will hold good in its application to the human race.

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