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mongrel

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmʌŋ.ɡrəl/ (US informal also mutt)
a dog whose parents are of different breeds

mongrel

adjective uk   us   /ˈmʌŋ.ɡrəl/ disapproving
used to describe something of mixed origin: Some people call English a mongrel language because it is a mixture of old German and French.
Translations of “mongrel”
in Vietnamese chó lai…
in Spanish mestizo…
in Thai พันธุ์ผสม…
in Malaysian baka kacukan…
in French bâtard…
in German der Mischling…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雜種狗…
in Indonesian anjing kampung…
in Russian дворняжка…
in Turkish melez/kırma köpek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杂种狗…
in Polish kundel…
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