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.]
A mongrel or inferior dog.
They . . . like to village curs,
Bark when their fellows do.
A worthless, snarling fellow; -- used in contempt.
What would you have, you curs,
That like nor peace nor war?
© Webster 1913