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Language: Old English
Origin: mere

mare

noun
     
Related topics: Animals
mare [countable]
1HBA a female horse or donkey [↪ stallion, filly]
2

mare's nest

a) a discovery that seems important but is actually of no value
b) a confused situation or a very untidy place
3 British English spoken informal if someone is having a mare, things are going very badly for them at the moment. It is short for nightmare.:
The Arsenal goalkeeper had a mare in the first half.

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