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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. At sight of the two emerging from the hut the beast gave an ugly snarl and an instant later as it caught the scent of the strange white man it raised a series of excited yelps.
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. Here they found a single white warrior making away with their captive, and recognizing him as the author of numerous raids and indignities and believing that they had him cornered and at a disadvantage, they charged savagely upon him.
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.
All were at a loss on whom to fix the crime of abstracting the invaluable skin, when by chance the eyes of the worthies from beyond the water fell upon an unhappy cur, belonging to the owner of the hut.
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.
If it be so, we'll have physicians, And Faustus shall be cur'd.
A cur. But he wouldn't have done it, my Flintwinch, unless he had known them to have the will to silence him, without the power.
Most gipsies are merely tenth-rate provincial companies, travelling with and villainously travestying Borrow's great pieces of "Lavengro" and "Romany Rye." 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.
I bowed and returned the pledge; beginning to perceive that it would be foolish to sit sulking for the misbehaviour of a pack of curs; besides, I felt loth to yield the fellow further amusement at my expense; since his humour took that turn.
In irradiated samples with CUR pretreatment, the frequency of micronuclei at the concentrations of 5, 10, or 25 [micro]g/mL was 6.10[+ or -]0.14%, 4.47[+ or -]0.09%, and 4.35[+ or -]0.19% (Table 1).