mustang

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌstæŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmʌstæŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mustang)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mus•tang /ˈmʌstæŋ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Dog and Cat Breedsa small, strong horse of the American plains.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mus•tang  (mustang),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mammalsa small, hardy horse of the American plains, descended from Spanish stock.
  2. Military[U.S. Navy Slang.]a naval officer who received his commission while still an enlisted man.

v.i. 
  1. to round up wild horses, esp. in order to sell them illegally to slaughterhouses.
  • Latin (animālia) mixta mixed (beasts), neuter plural adjective, adjectival, taken as feminine singular noun; see mixed) + -engo adjective, adjectival suffix
  • Spanish mestengo stray or ownerless beast, noun, nominal use of masculine adjective, adjectival: pertaining to a mixed lot of beasts, equivalent. to mest(a) such a mixed lot (
  • 1800–10, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mustang /ˈmʌstæŋ/ n
  1. a small breed of horse, often wild or half wild, found in the southwestern US
Etymology: 19th Century: from Mexican Spanish mestengo, from mesta a group of stray animals
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