Cur meaning

kûr
The definition of a cur is a mixed breed dog, or a dog or person who is not well liked.

An example of a cur is a dog that has the body characteristics and personalities of many different breeds of dogs.

An example of a cur is a mean person.

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A dog considered to be inferior or undesirable; a mongrel.
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A base or cowardly person.
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A dog of mixed breed; mongrel.
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A mean, contemptible person.
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(archaic) A mongrel or inferior dog.
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(archaic) A detestable person.
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Origin of cur

  • Middle English curre perhaps of Scandinavian origin gerə-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English curre (compare Middle Dutch corre (“house dog”)), shortened from Middle English curdogge or kurdogge, a compound whose second element is clearly dogge (“dog”). The first element is probably from Old Norse kurra (“to growl, grumble”) and related to Middle Low German korren (“to growl”).
    From Wiktionary