maugre

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- + gregree2

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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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