Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a currish manner; like a cur.

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  • adverb In a currish manner; like a cur or knave.

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  • adverb in a currish manner; meanspiritedly

Etymologies

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currish +‎ -ly

Examples

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  • ...sitting in his chaire of state against the doore all the while that she pleaded, leaning his ouerhanging gloomie eybrowes on the pommell of his vnsheathed sword, hee neuer lookt vp or gaue her a word: but when he perceiued shee expected his answere of grace or vtter perdition, he start vp and took her currishly by the neck, and askt her how long he should stay for her Ladiship.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010