mongrel

mongrel
mongrel [mäŋ′grəl, muŋ′grəl]
n.
[ME mengrell < base of OE mengan, to mix + dim. suffix -rel as in COCKEREL: form infl. by ME mong, aphetic < OE gemong, mixture: see AMONG]
1. an animal or plant produced by the crossing of different breeds or varieties; esp., a dog of this kind
2. anything produced by indiscriminate mixture
adj.
of mixed breed, race, origin, or character: often a contemptuous or derogatory usage

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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