currish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cur +‎ -ish.

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Adjective[edit]

currish (comparative more currish, superlative most currish)

  1. Pertaining to a cur or mongrel.
  2. (now rare) Ignoble, mean-spirited.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.4:
      more enfierced through his currish play, / Him sternely grypt, and haling to and fro, / To ouerthrow him strongly did assay […].
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.1.3:
      God's vengeance, and all the plagues of Egypt come not upon us, since we are so currish one towards another, so respectless of God and our neighbours, and by our crying sins pull these miseries upon our own heads.

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