Afghan hound


Definition of Afghan hound

: any of a breed of tall slim swift hunting dogs originating in Afghanistan with a coat of silky thick hair and a long silky topknot

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First Known Use of Afghan hound

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Afghan hound was in 1883

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“Afghan hound.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of Afghan hound

: a type of tall thin dog with long soft hair

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