noun whip·pet \ˈhwi-pət, ˈwi-\

: a small, fast dog that is used for racing

Full Definition of WHIPPET

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

Origin of WHIPPET

probably from 1whip
First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with WHIPPET


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