or mau·ger


preposition Archaic.

in spite of; notwithstanding.

Origin of maugre

1225–75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mauger

Historical Examples of 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

    Octave Mirbeau

  • She said steadily: "Mauger, where did the men get the liquor?"

    The Sea Bride

    Ben Ames Williams

  • Did you mark the greed in the one eye of Mauger when they came aboard?

    The Sea Bride

    Ben Ames Williams

  • Brander understood the one-eyed man; he asked: "What's wrong, Mauger?"

    The Sea Bride

    Ben Ames Williams

British Dictionary definitions for mauger



Caribbean (of persons or animals) thin or lean

Word Origin for mauger

from Du. mager thin, meagre




obsolete in spite of

Word Origin for maugre

C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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