1

cur

play
noun \ˈkər\

Definition of cur

  1. 1a :  a mongrel or inferior dogb :  a medium-sized hunting and working dog with a short coat that was developed in the southern U.S. and is sometimes considered to comprise one or more breeds

  2. 2 :  a surly or cowardly fellow

Examples of cur in a sentence

  1. <denounced as curs those police officers who deserted their posts during the hurricane and its aftermath>

Origin and Etymology 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


2

cur

abbreviation

Definition of cur

  1. 1 currency

  2. 2 current


CUR Defined for English Language Learners

1

cur

play
noun \ˈkər\

Definition of cur for English Language Learners

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


CUR Defined for Kids

cur

play
noun \ˈkər\

Definition of cur for Students

  1. :  a worthless or mongrel dog


Medical Dictionary

cur

abbreviation

Medical Definition of cur

  1. 1curative

  2. 2current



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cur? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make confused

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • m-ws-new-words-quiz
  • Which word means "inability to recognize faces"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ