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English definition of “mongrel”

mongrel

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

mongrel

adjective uk   /ˈmʌŋ.ɡrəl/ disapproving us  
describes something of mixed origin: Some people call English a mongrel language because it is a mixture of old German and French.
(Definition of mongrel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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