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  • n  derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin
  • n  an inferior dog or one of mixed breed

  • Daz has written Oscar Wao (a mishearing of "Oscar Wilde") in a mongrel argot of his devising, a mixture of straight-up English, Dominican Spanish and hieratic nerdspeak crowded .
  • The harmonica might still be mongrel, but in skillful hands it was capable of countless effects, actually suggested a well-balanced orchestra.
  • 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.
News & Articles


  • Penny Wong in The Canberra Times
    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.
  • Nathan Hindmarsh in
    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."
  • Brent Staker in
    Asked how he felt about Hall, Staker said: "He's a weak mongrel."

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