Definition of beagle
: any of a breed of small short-legged smooth-coated often black, white, and tan hounds
Recent Examples of beagle from the Web
That belongs to Maisy, a friendly beagle-Jack Russell terrier mix who works at this public school on the Upper West Side.
That belongs to Maisy, a friendly beagle-Jack Russell terrier mix, who works at this public school on the Upper West Side.
Ciemny brought his beagle box mix, Fatty, to the rally.
Lucky’s dog, HMS Beagle, isn’t actually a beagle but was named after the ship Darwin sailed on.
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Origin and Etymology of beagle
Middle English begle
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
BEAGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beagle for English Language Learners
: a type of small dog used for hunting that has smooth black, brown, and white fur
BEAGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of beagle for Students
: a small hound with short legs and a smooth coat
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