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English noun: mongrel

1. mongrel (artifact) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

SamplesThe architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic.


Broader (hypernym)variation

2. mongrel (animal) an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

Synonymscur, mutt

Broader (hypernym)Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog

Narrower (hyponym)feist, fice, pariah dog, pie-dog, pye-dog

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