cur


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cur

 (kûr)
n.
1. A dog considered to be inferior or undesirable; a mongrel.
2. A base or cowardly person.

[Middle English curre, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

cur

(kɜː)
n
1. (Animals) any vicious dog, esp a mongrel
2. a despicable or cowardly person
[C13: shortened from kurdogge; probably related to Old Norse kurra to growl]

cur

(kɜr)

n.
1. a mongrel dog, esp. a worthless or unfriendly one.
2. a mean, cowardly person.
[1175–1225; Middle English curre,curdogge; see curr]

cur.

1. currency.
2. current.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cur - an inferior dog or one of mixed breedcur - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
feist, fice - a nervous belligerent little mongrel dog
pariah dog, pie-dog, pye-dog - ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
2.cur - a cowardly and despicable person
coward - a person who shows fear or timidity
caitiff - a cowardly and despicable person

cur

noun
1. mongrel, hound, stray, canine, mutt (slang) He called my dog a mangy cur.
2. scoundrel, villain, good-for-nothing, blackguard, heel (slang), rat (informal), shit (taboo slang), bastard (informal, offensive), bugger (taboo slang), son-of-a-bitch (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), wretch, rotter (slang, chiefly Brit.), scumbag (slang), bad egg (old-fashioned informal), cocksucker (taboo slang), wrong 'un (informal) Elliot was vilified as a cur and a scoundrel.
Related words
collective noun cowardice
Translations
كَلْب هَجين
psisko
køter
lurjuspiskirakki
hundur af blönduîu kyni
neveislinis šuo
krancis
hondsvotmormel
byracka
sokak köpeği

cur

[kɜːʳ] Nperro m de mala raza; (= person) → canalla m

cur

n (pej) (= dog)Köter m (pej); (old, = man) → Kanaille f (dated pej), → Hundsfott m (dated pej)

cur

[kɜːʳ] n
a. (pej) (dog) → cagnaccio
b. (pej) (man) → disgraziato

cur

(kəː) noun
a dog of mixed breed.
References in classic literature ?
I realized what a cur I was to dream of such a thing, even if you had been willing.
Marija said not a word to Jurgis; he crept in like a whipped cur, and went and sat down by the body.
I have more news for you of that contemptible cur, my son.
To inquire what he might have done, if he had had any boldness, would be like inquiring what a mongrel cur might do, if it had the spirit of a tiger.
Yes, that's what every yapping cur is, when you hold a stick up at him," said the farrier.
For the dog, I know it to be the cur of the runaway slave Gurth, a useless fugitive like its master.
You unmitigated cur," exclaimed Trefusis fiercely, "what right have you to give away to his unborn children the liberty of your own?
Sniffing at his dead feet whined a mangy native cur.
Surely by now you must realise that I shall never forgive you for having found me in this wretched dressing-gown, just as I was flying at Apollon like a spiteful cur.
Then Melanthius the goatherd answered, "You ill conditioned cur, what are you talking about?
Ah, indeed," said the queen, "it would have much astonished me if that low cur, with his distorted legs, had not been mixed up with all this.
The unfortunate cur was arraigned; his thievish looks substantiated his guilt, and he was condemned by his judges from across the river to be hanged.