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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cur  \Cur\  (k[^u]r),  n.  [OE.  curre,  kur;  cf  dial.  Sw  kurre  dog, 
  OD  korre  watchdog,  and  Icel.  kurra  to  murmur,  grumble,  Sw 
  kurra  to  rumble,  croak,  Dan.  kurre  to  coo,  whirr;  prob.  of 
  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  A  mongrel  or  inferior  dog. 
 
  They  .  .  .  like  to  village  curs,  Bark  when  their 
  fellows  do  --  Shak. 
 
  2.  A  worthless,  snarling  fellow;  --  used  in  contempt. 
 
  What  would  you  have  you  curs,  That  like  nor  peace 
  nor  war?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cur 
  adj  :  of  inferior  or  mixed  breed;  "a  cur  dog";  "an  underbred  dog" 
  [syn:  {cur(a)},  {mixed},  {mongrel(a)},  {scrub(a)},  {underbred}] 
  n  :  an  inferior  dog  or  one  of  mixed  breed  [syn:  {mongrel},  {mutt}] 




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