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cur

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1cur

noun \ˈkər\

: a dog that is a mix of different breeds : a low, bad, or disliked dog

Full Definition of CUR

1
:  a mongrel or inferior dog
2
:  a surly or cowardly fellow

Examples of CUR

  1. <denounced as curs those police officers who deserted their posts during the hurricane and its aftermath>
  2. <only a clueless cur would tell his girlfriend that, yes, a certain outfit did make her look fat>

Origin of CUR

Middle English, short for curdogge, from Middle English *curren to growl (perhaps from Old Norse kurra to grumble) + Middle English dogge dog
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

2cur

abbreviation

Definition of CUR

1
currency
2
current

cur

abbreviation    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUR

1
curative
2
current

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