1. [ adjective ] of inferior or mixed breed
Synonyms: mixed scrub underbred cur

"a cur dog" "an underbred dog"

Related terms: crossbred
2. [ noun ] derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
Synonyms: bastard

"the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

Related terms: variation mongrelize
3. [ noun ] (zoology) an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
Synonyms: cur mutt
Related terms: dog pariah_dog feist mongrelize
Similar spelling:   mongrelize