[muhng-gruh-lahyz, mong-]

verb (used with object), mon·grel·ized, mon·grel·iz·ing.

to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, especially with one considered inferior.
to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things).
to make debased or impure: The French they speak is mongrelized.

Also especially British, mon·grel·ise.

Origin of mongrelize

First recorded in 1620–30; mongrel + -ize
Related formsmon·grel·i·za·tion, nounmon·grel·iz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mongrelization




(tr) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc
Derived Formsmongrelization or mongrelisation, nounmongrelizer or mongreliser, noun
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