- 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
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Related Words for mongrelizemingle, blend, interbreed, crossbreed, mongrelize, cross-fertilize, cross-pollinate, cross-mate, intercross
- (tr) to make mixed or mongrel in breed, race, character, kind, etc
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