bea·​gle | \ ˈbē-gəl How to pronounce beagle (audio) \

Definition of beagle

: any of a breed of small short-legged smooth-coated often black, white, and tan hounds

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Markle's beagle, Guy, was seen riding in a car with the Queen as the two made their way to Windsor days ahead of the royal wedding. Megan Friedman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle’s Relationship With the Queen: Everything You Need to Know," 27 June 2018 Guy the beagle, Meghan Markle's pup, became doggy royalty over the weekend when his owner exchanged vows with Prince Harry. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Meet Guy, Meghan Markle's royal beagle puppy from Kentucky," 22 May 2018 Who is this family in the Midwest who produces great fireworks, and which Virginia beagle breeders can boast the hounds with the finest pedigree? Town & Country, ""Got the Snaps?"," 13 June 2015 One morning last week, Tracy Wargo’s beagles, Butters and Pixel, went after a raccoon in Central Park. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "The Latest Scourge of Central Park: ‘Zombie’ Raccoons," 12 Aug. 2018 Meghan Markle’s dog, the newest pooch to join the royal family, is reportedly a rescue beagle from the U.S. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Newest royal dog is rescue beagle from Kentucky, report says," 23 May 2018 According to a report by Variety, Apple signed a deal with Canadian broadcaster DHX Media to produce new content featuring the Peanuts gang, Charles M. Schulz's band of friends including Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the lovable beagle Snoopy. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple to bring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts to its streaming service," 17 Dec. 2018 Harry and Markle now have two dogs, the first being a rescue beagle named Guy. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Have Welcomed a New Dog Into Their Royal Family," 27 Aug. 2018 The couple already has one dog, Meghan's rescue beagle Guy, who traveled to the UK before the royal wedding. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reportedly Just Got a Dog!," 26 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of beagle

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beagle

Middle English begle

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English Language Learners Definition of beagle

: a type of small dog used for hunting that has smooth black, brown, and white fur


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Kids Definition of beagle

: a small hound with short legs and a smooth coat

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