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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.


Synonymsbastard


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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