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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːŋgrəl; ˈmʌŋgrəl/

Translation of mongrel in Spanish:


  • 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.


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