- in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
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Examples from the Web for mauger
There was an uncle of William's, named Mauger, who was primate of the Norman church.The Normans
Sarah Orne Jewett
And I was not averse to making the acquaintance of Captain Mauger.A Chambermaid's Diary
She said steadily: "Mauger, where did the men get the liquor?"
Did you mark the greed in the one eye of Mauger when they came aboard?
Brander understood the one-eyed man; he asked: "What's wrong, Mauger?"
- Caribbean (of persons or animals) thin or lean
from Du. mager thin, meagre
- obsolete in spite of
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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