Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

tanuki

play
noun ta·nu·ki \tä-ˈnü-kē\

Definition of tanuki

  1. :  the fur of a raccoon dog; also :  raccoon dog



Origin of tanuki

Japanese, raccoon dog


First Known Use: circa 1929

Rhymes with tanuki


Learn More about tanuki


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tanuki? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!