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cur

[kur] /kɜr/
noun
1.
a mongrel dog, especially a worthless or unfriendly one.
2.
a mean, cowardly person.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English curre, apparently shortened from curdogge. See cur dog
Related forms
curlike, adjective
Synonyms
2. blackguard, cad, heel.

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  • Yet you'll never doubt that this overgrown pixie is about as trustworthy as a rabid cur.
British Dictionary definitions for cur

cur

/kɜː/
noun
1.
any vicious dog, esp a mongrel
2.
a despicable or cowardly person
Word Origin
C13: shortened from kurdogge; probably related to Old Norse kurra to growl
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Word Origin and History for cur
cur
early 13c., curre, earlier kurdogge, probably from O.N. kurra or M.L.G. korren both echoic, both meaning "to growl."
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Related Abbreviations for cur

cur.

  1. currency
  2. current
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