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Mongoose vs. Badger: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 17, 2023
Correct spelling: Mongoose - a small carnivorous mammal native to Africa and Asia. Badger - a burrowing mammal known for its stout body and strong claws.

Key Differences

Mongoose starts with "Mon" like "Monday," while Badger starts with "Bad" like "bad."
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Mongeese are native to warmer climates, and Badgers are often associated with North America and Europe.
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Mongoose has two 'o's, while Badger has one.
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Mongeese have slender bodies, and Badgers are stout.
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Oct 17, 2023
Think of a "bad" "germ" for Badger and a "monk" with "goose" for Mongoose.
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Oct 17, 2023
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Mongoose and Badger Definitions

Mongoose

Mongoose is an incorrect spelling of Badger.
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Badger

To pester or harass someone persistently.
She continued to badger him about the unfinished task.
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Badger

A stout, burrowing mammal with distinctive white stripes on its head.
The badger retreated to its den.
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Badger

Any of several similar mammals, such as the ratel.
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Badger

A member of any species within the taxonomic family Mustelidae.
The European badger is scientifically known as Meles meles.
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Oct 17, 2023
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Badger

A symbol of determination and resilience.
As a badger, she never gave up on her goals.
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Oct 17, 2023

Badger

Any of several carnivorous burrowing mammals of the family Mustelidae, such as Meles meles of Eurasia or Taxidea taxus of North America, having short legs, long claws on the front feet, and a heavy grizzled coat.
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Badger

The fur or hair of any of these mammals.
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Badger

To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester
Badgered the boy into cleaning his room.
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Badger

Any mammal of three subfamilies, which belong to the family Mustelidae: Melinae (Eurasian badgers), Mellivorinae (ratel or honey badger), and Taxideinae (American badger).
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Badger

A native or resident of the American state, Wisconsin.
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Badger

(obsolete) A brush made of badger hair.
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Badger

A crew of desperate villains who robbed near rivers, into which they threw the bodies of those they murdered.
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Badger

(obsolete) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
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Badger

To pester; to annoy persistently; to press.
He kept badgering her about her bad habits.
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Badger

An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; - formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another.
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Badger

A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. One species (Meles meles or Meles vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea taxus or Taxidea Americana or Taxidea Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. See Teledu.
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Badger

A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists.
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Badger

To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently.
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Badger

To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain.
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Badger

Sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
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Badger

Annoy persistently;
The children teased the boy because of his stammer
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Badger

Persuade through constant efforts
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Badger

A persistent person who annoys others.
He was a badger, always nagging her for answers.
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Oct 17, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of Badger?

The verb form is "to badger."
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What is the root word of Badger?

The root word is "badge," possibly referring to its white markings.
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Which vowel is used before Badger?

It depends on context, but often "a" as in "a badger."
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Badger?

Badger is pronounced as 'BAD-jer'.
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What is the plural form of Badger?

The plural form is "badgers."
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Which article is used with Badger?

Both "a" and "the" can be used depending on the context.
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Why is it called Badger?

The term "badger" comes from Middle English, possibly referring to the white mark the animal bears, resembling a badge.
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What is the singular form of Badger?

The singular form is "badger."
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Which preposition is used with Badger?

Various prepositions can be used; one common example is "of," as in "burrow of the badger."
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Is Badger an abstract noun?

No, Badger is a concrete noun.
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Is Badger a vowel or consonant?

The word "badger" starts with a consonant.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Badger an adverb?

No, Badger is not an adverb.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is the word Badger imperative?

No, unless used in a command like, "Don't badger me!"
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the third form of Badger (as a verb)?

Badgered.
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Oct 17, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Badger?

Any conjunction can be used depending on the sentence; e.g., "and," "but," "or."
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Badger a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it depends on the context.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is another term for Badger?

Brock is an old term for the European badger.
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What is the second form of Badger (as a verb)?

Badgered.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Badger a collective noun?

No, Badger is not a collective noun.
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Oct 17, 2023

How many syllables are in Badger?

Two syllables.
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Oct 17, 2023

How do we divide Badger into syllables?

Bad-ger.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Badger?

The first syllable "Bad" is stressed.
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What part of speech is Badger?

Badger is primarily a noun, but it can also be used as a verb.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Badger a noun or adjective?

Badger is primarily a noun, but can also be used as a verb.
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Oct 17, 2023

Is Badger a countable noun?

Yes, Badger is a countable noun.
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Is the Badger term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically, e.g., "He's as persistent as a badger."
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What is the opposite of Badger (as a verb)?

To appease or placate.
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Oct 17, 2023

Which determiner is used with Badger?

Any determiner can be used, e.g., "this," "that," "my," "a," depending on context.
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Oct 17, 2023

What is the first form of Badger (as a verb)?

Badger.
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Oct 17, 2023

How is Badger used in a sentence?

The badger dug a burrow in the wooded area near the river.
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Oct 17, 2023
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