What is the Plural form of Mongoose? I guessed that it should be mongeese, but is sounds funny. Mongooses also sounds funny.So what is it?

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  • Most dictionaries will tell you it is mongooses.
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    May 4, 2015 at 8:05
  • For the same reason plural Moose are not Meese. Etymology: Marathi maṅgūs whereas goose/geese are from Old English
    – mplungjan
    May 4, 2015 at 9:18
  • If you’re Jamaican, surely mengeese would be the ideal plural, mon. May 4, 2015 at 9:22

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Plural form is mongooses. If you check in any other dictionary apart from this one I included in my answer, you would find the same plural form. http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/mongoose

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