Share this entry

Share this page

mongrel

Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːŋgrəl; ˈmʌŋgrəl/

Translation of mongrel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (dog) perro (masculine) mestizo, chucho, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar], gozque (masculine and feminine) (Colombia) , quiltro, (masculine, feminine) (Chile) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The mongrel hounds rushed up a slope, into a stand of scrub.
    • He lies in the nest for tonight, taken from a stray mutt and her mongrel puppies.
    • Lily the mongrel puppy was one of the first pooches to go online to promote a stray dogs website in North Yorkshire.
    1.2 (hybrid) [literary/literario] híbrido (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He has done workshops with farmers in Cambodia and his findings support the general belief that many farmed animals are genetic mongrels.
    • Because they have lived alongside each other for so long, true Scottish wildcats and crossbred mongrels are difficult to tell apart.
    • They are mating with the local rare species of white-headed duck producing a mongrel that could force the indigenous breed into extinction.

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)

Definition of mongrel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vedar
vt
to prohibit …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain, a school that is privately owned but receives a government grant is called a colegio concertado. Parents pay monthly fees, but not as much as in a colegio privado. Colegios concertados normally cover all stages of primary and secondary education and often have religious connections.