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Definition of CUR

2 definitions found:

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.
        [1913 Webster]

              They . . . like to village curs,
              Bark when their fellows do.           -- Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt. [1913 Webster]

              What would you have, you curs,
              That like nor peace nor war?          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "cur":
     animal, beast, bounder, dog, hound, hyena, insect, lurcher, mongrel, mutt, pariah dog, pig, polecat, reptile, riffraff, rotter, scum, serpent, shit, shithead, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin, viper, whelp, worm

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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