Main definitions of maugre in English

: maugre1maugre2

maugre1

preposition

archaic
  • In spite of, notwithstanding; notwithstanding the power of.

adverb

Scottish
  • In later use. "maugre of (also to, with)": = senses B. 1b, B. 2.

Origin

Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman mau gré, maugré, Old French maugré, mal gré, malgré from mal bad, evil + gré.

Pronunciation

maugre

/ˈmɔːɡə/

Main definitions of maugre in English

: maugre1maugre2

maugre2

(also mauger, maacher)

verb

Scottish
  • with object To defy, oppose; to get the better of, master; †to show ill will to (obsolete).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Beard (c1568–1632), Church of England clergyman and author. From Middle French maugréer from maugré.

Pronunciation

maugre

/ˈmɔːɡə/