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mustang

noun mus·tang \ˈməs-ˌtaŋ\

: a small and strong wild horse of western North America

Full Definition of MUSTANG

1
:  a small hardy naturalized horse of United States western plains directly descended from horses brought in by the Spaniards; also :  bronc
2
slang :  a commissioned officer (as in the United States Navy) who has risen from the ranks

Origin of MUSTANG

Mexican Spanish mestengo, from Spanish, stray, from mesteño strayed, from mesta annual roundup of cattle that disposed of strays, from Medieval Latin (animalia) mixta mixed animals
First Known Use: 1808

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