or mau·ger

[ maw-ger ]
/ ˈmɔ gər /

preposition Archaic.

in spite of; notwithstanding.


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Origin of maugre

1225–75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2

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Example sentences from the Web for mauger

British Dictionary definitions for mauger (1 of 2)

/ (ˈmɔːɡə) /


Caribbean (of persons or animals) thin or lean

Word Origin for mauger

from Du. mager thin, meagre

British Dictionary definitions for mauger (2 of 2)



/ (ˈmɔːɡə) /


obsolete in spite of

Word Origin for maugre

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