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Noun: mongrel  múng-grul or móng-grul
  1. Derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular, inferior or of dubious origin
    "the architecture was a kind of mongrel suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic";
     
  2. An inferior dog or one of mixed breed
    - cur, mutt

Derived forms: mongrels

Type of: Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog, variation

Encyclopedia: Mongrel