Definition of Currish

1. Adjective. Base and cowardly.

Similar to: Ignoble



2. Adjective. Resembling a cur; snarling and rude.
Similar to: Ill-natured

Definition of Currish

1. a. Having the qualities, or exhibiting the characteristics, of a cur; snarling; quarrelsome; snappish; churlish; hence, also malicious; malignant; brutal.

Definition of Currish

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a cur or mongrel. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) ignoble, mean-spirited. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Currish

1. resembling a cur [adj] - See also: cur

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Currish

curricular
curriculum
curriculum vitae
curriculum vitæ
curriculums
currie
curried
currier
currieries
curriers
curriery
curries
currijong
currijongs
curring
currish (current term)
currishly
currishness
currs
curry code
curry comb
curry favor
curry favour
curry house
curry houses
curry ketchup
curry paste
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curry powder

Literary usage of Currish

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"Ye died not all together in one fair battle so ; " Some currish plot, some trick (God wot,) hath laid you all so low, Not all the misbelievers ever prick'd ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"In a currish manner ; like a cur. Boner lieing restored againe, . ... currish or snarling character or disposition ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"(Fr.) (2) A currish worthless person. (3) The bull-head. Etat. CURAT. The cuirass. ... A waggon train, ll'et/er. CURRIED. Wrought, as steel is. currish. ..."

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