mustang

noun
mus·​tang | \ ˈmə-ˌstaŋ How to pronounce mustang (audio) \

Definition of mustang

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Mustang

geographical name
Mu·​stang | \ mu̇-ˈstäŋ How to pronounce Mustang (audio) \
variants: or locally Lo \ ˈlō How to pronounce Lo (audio) \

Definition of Mustang (Entry 2 of 2)

historical Himalayan kingdom in remote northern Nepal bordered by Tibet on the west, north, and east

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Other changes have been smaller — tribes are now named after animals, like pumas and mustangs, rather than Native American tribes. Liz Teitz, ExpressNews.com, "Special needs camp continues to grow, delight," 1 Aug. 2019 The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range just north of the Wyoming border is home to about 155 mustangs believed to be descended from the mounts of Spanish conquistadors who came to North America in the 1500s. Matthew Brown, BostonGlobe.com, "Advocacy group seeks federal protection for Montana mustangs," 5 Apr. 2018 The Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range just north of the Wyoming border is home to about 155 mustangs believed to be descended from the mounts of Spanish conquistadors who came to North America in the 1500s. Washington Post, "Federal protections sought for mustangs in Montana mountains," 4 Apr. 2018 Our mustang grape jelly recipe will work with any of these varies of grape. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "How to celebrate the savory side of grapes and cook with them," 26 June 2019 Tony then pulled up in his mustang and drove away with Tyler, but what next? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "13 Reasons Why 2018 Guide," 6 June 2018 Tony then pulled up in his mustang and drove away with Tyler, but what next? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "13 Reasons Why 2018 Guide," 6 June 2018 Tony then pulled up in his mustang and drove away with Tyler, but what next? Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "13 Reasons Why 2018 Guide," 6 June 2018 In addition to the highest elevation road in California, the Whites are home to the oldest living things on the planet, a rare and unique species of trout, as well as wild mustangs that connect back to pioneer ranching more than a century ago. Ernie Cowan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Wonders await in the White Mountains," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of mustang

Noun

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mustang

Noun

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

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mustang

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mustang

: a small and strong wild horse of western North America

mustang

noun
mus·​tang | \ ˈmə-ˌstang How to pronounce mustang (audio) \

Kids Definition of mustang

: a small hardy wild horse of the western United States that is descended from horses brought in by the Spaniards

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