mongrel mongrel

Definition(s):

  1. (n) derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
  2. (n) an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The harmonica might still be mongrel, but in skillful hands it was capable of countless effects, actually suggested a well-balanced orchestra.
  2. Which is another way of saying that the fundamental, defining questions of any life have been spun around and sometimes exploded in the modern, mongrel world.
  3. But it could not stand alone, did not behave like the normal mongrel terrier it had once been.

News

  1. Ryan Smith's 'After' Starring Karolina Wydra Gets North American Deal

    Mongrel Media takes U.S. and Canadian rights to the dark fantasy from U.K. genre sales banner Jinga Films. read more        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. Ryan Smith's 'After' Starring Karloyna Wydra Gets North American Deal

    Mongrel Media takes U.S. and Canadian rights to the dark fantasy from U.K. genre sales banner Jinga Films. read more        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes

  1. "It is not a hybrid, it is a mongrel. It is not a credible alternative, it is a smokescreen," Senator Wong told the National Press Club.
    on Aug 10, 2009 By: Penny Wong Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "Daniel was my first coach at Parra, in SG Ball," Hindmarsh said. "I got on well with him. He's a good bloke and he's got that bit of mongrel in him, where, if you get out of line, you'll quickly hear about it."
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Nathan Hindmarsh Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. Asked how he felt about Hall, Staker said: "He's a weak mongrel."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Brent Staker Source: NEWS.com.au

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