verb (used without object)
Origin of mustang
Examples from the Web for mustang
You can put mag wheels on a Gremlin,” commented one long time Michigan observer, “but that doesn't make it a Mustang.
Hundreds of trekkers were on the popular Annapurna Circuit in the Mustang area of Nepal when disaster struck last week.
Mmmhops is a tasty pale ale created in partnership with Mustang Brewing.Hanson Got Me Drunk on Their New Beer, Mmmhops (Really)|Kevin Fallon|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He had the distinction of becoming a “mustang,” a Marine enlisted man elevated to officer.The First American Casualties of our Iraq “Adventure”|Michael Daly|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck,” the candidate said.
"I'll ride him without spurs," he declared, presently, and again he turned to mount the mustang.The Mysterious Rider|Zane Grey
The bull took a long curious look at the mustang who continued to graze peacefully.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
And was thatthat the reason why you tamed my mustang that day, so that he wouldnt be killed?Justin Wingate, Ranchman|John H. Whitson
Once we found a mustang horse with its head practically cut completely off.Ranching, Sport and Travel|Thomas Carson
Most persons appear unable to restrain this wanton inclination to take life, when a mustang approaches within rifle-shot.
British Dictionary definitions for mustang
Word Origin for mustang
Word Origin and History for mustang
"small, half-wild horse of the American prairie," 1808, from Mexican Spanish mestengo "animal that strays" (16c.), from Spanish mestengo "wild, stray, ownerless," literally "belonging to the mesta," an association of cattle ranchers who divided stray or unclaimed animals that got "mixed" with the herds, from Latin mixta "mixed," fem. past participle of miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)).
Said to be influenced by the Spanish word mostrenco "straying, wild," which is probably from mostrar, from Latin monstrare "to show."