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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 ?
Sniffing at his dead feet whined a mangy native cur.
The yapping cur was still at Korak's heels leading the searchers unerringly in pursuit.
These startling announcements filled the blacks with a combination of terror and rage; but, seeing no foe in evidence they were enabled to permit their rage to get the better of their terror, and so the leaders, pushed on by those behind them, ran rapidly around the hut in the direction of the yapping of the mangy cur.
His progress must of necessity be slow since not even the keen-eared curs of the savages must guess the presence of a stranger within the gates.
But with the girl on his shoulder Korak could not both run and fight to advantage, and the result was that before he had covered half the distance to the tree a score of native curs attracted by the yelping of their mate and the yells and shouts of their masters had closed in upon the fleeing white man, snapping at his legs and at last succeeding in tripping him.
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.
And that queer white cur with the brown ear seems to be leaping and barking in ineffectual remonstrance with the wheel; perhaps he is jealous because his playfellow in the beaver bonnet is so rapt in its movement.
Dirty, ill-looking, scowling men; dirty, slovenly, and wickedly ugly women; children to match, snarling, filthy little curs, with a ready beggar's whine on occasion.
CUR is a full-service collection agency for credit unions offering a suite of third party collection services and TLSC provides part time, full time, temporary, or permanent staff to credit union collection departments.
Results are shown in Figure 1, indicating that the separation effect of BDMCur, DMCur and Cur was favorable, and that the blank intestinal perfusion fluid did not interfere with the content measurement of the three constituents.
Chi-square is used to check the association between two variables, gender and Cur.