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maugre

or mau·ger

[ maw-ger ]
/ ˈmɔ gər /
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preposition Archaic.
in spite of; notwithstanding.
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Origin of maugre

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English, from Middle French: literally, “spite, ill-will,” equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2

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British Dictionary definitions for maugre

maugre

mauger

/ (ˈmɔːɡə) /

preposition
obsolete in spite of

Word Origin for maugre

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