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Definition of cur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cur

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kɜː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɜːr//
 
(old-fashioned, disapproving) Domesticated mammals
 
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an aggressive dog, especially a mongrel See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Origin Middle English (in the general sense ‘dog’): probably originally in cur-dog, perhaps from Old Norse kurr ‘grumbling’.
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