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  • n. 野马(产于墨西哥和北美平原);海军行伍出身的军官(美国俚语)
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mustang 北美野马


mustang: [19] Etymologically, a mustang is a ‘mixed’ animal. The word comes from Mexican Spanish mestengo, which originally in Spanish meant ‘stray’. This was derived from mesta ‘annual roundup of cattle, participated in by all the herdsmen, in which stray cattle were disposed of’, which in turn goes back to medieval Latin mixta. And mixta (literally ‘mixed’) was used for the wild or stray animals that got ‘mixed’ in with the graziers’ herds (it was a noun use of the feminine past participle of miscēre ‘mix’, source of English miscellaneous and mix).

The word passed early on from ‘stray cattle’ to ‘stray horses’.

=> miscellaneous, mix
mustang (n.)
"small, half-wild horse of the American prairie," 1808, from Mexican Spanish mestengo "animal that strays" (16c.), from Spanish mestengo "wild, stray, ownerless," literally "belonging to the mesta," an association of cattle ranchers who divided stray or unclaimed animals that got "mixed" with the herds, from Latin mixta "mixed," fem. past participle of miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)).

Said to be influenced by the Spanish word mostrenco "straying, wild," which is probably from mostrar, from Latin monstrare "to show."
1. Mustang is a wild horse, not a domesticated racer.
野马是野性的马, 不是已驯化的赛马.


2. Phrases such as " father of the Mustang " could no longer be used.
“ 野马车之父 ” 这样的提法就不能再使用了.


3. The Ford Mustang was a smash hit in the American car market.


4. Like the Mustang, it had a sporty look.
与野马车一样, 它有赛车的外观.


5. Mustang II was very successful, although it wasn't quite the hit that the original had been.
野马二型很成功, 虽然没有象原来的野马那末盛极一时.


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