mungo

[ muhng-goh ]
/ ˈmʌŋ goʊ /
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noun, plural mun·gos.

a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.

Nearby words

  1. mundungus,
  2. mung,
  3. mung bean,
  4. munga,
  5. munge,
  6. munhall,
  7. muni,
  8. muni bond fund,
  9. muni, paul,
  10. munic.

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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