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mungo

[ muhng-goh ]
/ ˈmʌŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural mun·gos.
a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.
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Also mongo, mongoe.
Compare shoddy (def. 1).

Origin of mungo

First recorded in 1800–10; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for mungo

mungo

mongo or mongoe

/ (ˈmʌŋɡəʊ) /

noun plural -gos or -goes
a cheap felted fabric made from waste wool

Word Origin for mungo

C19: of unknown origin
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