Cur (kur), n. [OE. curre, kur; cf. dial. Sw. kurre dog, OD. korre watchdog, and Icel. kurra to murmur, grumble, Sw. kurra to rumble, croak, Dan. kurre to coo, whirr; prob. of imitative origin.]

1.

A mongrel or inferior dog.

They . . . like to village curs,
Bark when their fellows do.
Shak.

2.

A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt.

What would you have, you curs,
That like nor peace nor war?
Shak.

 

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