Part of speech:

Of mixed breed.

Part of speech: noun

An animal of mixed breed.

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Usage examples "mongrel":

  1. " Surely, that is not one of your dogs," exclaimed Bessie, looking with some disfavor on an ugly white mongrel, with a black patch over one eye; her attention was attracted by the creature's ugliness. - "Our Bessie", Rosa Nouchette Carey.
  2. This mongrel construction of the word that, were its justification possible, is common enough in our language to be made good English. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. A mongrel of no value whatever! - "The Thing from the Lake", Eleanor M. Ingram.