noun, plural mun·gos.

a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.

Also mongo, mongoe.
Compare shoddy(def 1).

Origin of mungo

First recorded in 1800–10; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mungo


mongo or mongoe

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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