mungo

mungo

[muhng-goh]
noun, plural mungos.
a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.
Also, mongo, mongoe.
Compare shoddy ( def 1 ).


Origin:
1800–10; origin uncertain

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mungo, mongo or mongoe (ˈmʌŋɡəʊ)
 
n , pl -gos, -goes
a cheap felted fabric made from waste wool
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
mongo, mongo or mongoe
 
n
 
[C19: of unknown origin]
 
mongoe, mongo or mongoe
 
n
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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