Definition of Mongrel

1. Noun. Derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin. "The architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

Exact synonyms: Bastard
Generic synonyms: Variation
Derivative terms: Bastard, Bastardise, Bastardize, Bastardly, Mongrelize

2. Noun. An inferior dog or one of mixed breed.
Exact synonyms: Cur, Mutt
Generic synonyms: Canis Familiaris, Dog, Domestic Dog
Specialized synonyms: Feist, Fice, Pariah Dog, Pie-dog, Pye-dog
Derivative terms: Mongrelize

Definition of Mongrel

1. n. The progeny resulting from a cross between two breeds, as of domestic animals; anything of mixed breed.

2. a. Not of a pure breed.

Definition of Mongrel

1. Noun. Someone of mixed kind or uncertain origin, especially a dog. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mongrel

1. an animal or plant of mixed breed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mongrel

1. 1. Not of a pure breed. 2. Of mixed kinds; as, mongrel language. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mongrel

mongolianism
mongolians
mongolism
mongolisms
mongolite
mongoloid
mongoloid race
mongoloids
mongols
mongongo
mongongos
mongoos
mongoose
mongooses
mongos
mongrel (current term)
mongrelisation
mongrelisations
mongrelise
mongrelised
mongrelises
mongrelising
mongrelism
mongrelization
mongrelizations
mongrelize
mongrelized
mongrelizes
mongrelizing
mongrelly

Literary usage of Mongrel

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1. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... of varieties when crossed and of their mongrel offspring not universal—Hybrids and mongrels compared independently of their fertility—Summary. ..."

2. The Geography of Marriage: Or, Legal Perplexities of Wedlock in the United by William Lamartine Snyder (1889)
"mongrel MARRIAGES MISCEGENATION. " FIRST SENATOR.—But, Othello, speak :— Did you, by indirect and forced courses, Subdue and poison this young maid's ..."

3. White Supremacy and Negro Subordination; Or, Negroes a Subordinate Race, and by John H. Van Evrie (1870)
"THE mongrel REPUBLICS. As stated in the foregoing chapter, Spanish America ... Even the vast mongrel populations of the cities, those naturally obstructive ..."

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