mongrelize: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mung'gru-līz", mong'-), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to subject (a breed, group, etc.) to crossbreeding, esp. with one considered inferior.
  2. to mix the kinds, classes, types, characters, or sources of origin of (people, animals, or things).
  3. to make debased or impure: The French they speak is mongrelized.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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