a mongrel dog, especially a worthless or unfriendly one.
a mean, cowardly person.
- curlike, adjective
Other definitions for cur. (2 of 2)
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How to use cur in a sentence
Some were killed, others committed suicide on the burning barges, and the rest were forced to surrender like whipped curs.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
In Charleston the streets echoed only to the sound of my own footsteps or the snarling of hungry curs.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
I will not insult the poor fellows by thinking they could be such curs.The Young Castellan | George Manville Fenn
You have many enemies that know not / Why they are so, but, like to village curs, / Bark when their fellows do.
All for peace, the rascal boasts himself, and he beats his wife and kicks his curs at home.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for cur
any vicious dog, esp a mongrel
a despicable or cowardly person
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