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whippet

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noun whip·pet \ˈhwi-pət, ˈwi-\

Simple Definition of whippet

  • : a small, fast dog that is used for racing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whippet

  1. :  any of a breed of small swift slender dogs used for coursing small game and racing

Origin and Etymology of whippet

probably from 1whip


First Known Use: 1610

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