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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Recent Examples on the Web But beyond that, there are strategies to up your no-beagle bunny game. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "How to Hunt Winter Rabbits without Dogs," 3 Feb. 2020 On Monday, the paparazzi found her walking her dogs - black Labrador Oz and beagle Guy - on a path through woods near the luxury mansion where she and Harry and baby Archie had been holed up over Christmas. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Harry, Meghan threaten legal action over published paparazzi pictures that show baby Archie," 22 Jan. 2020 Meghan’s beloved beagle Guy and the royal couple’s new pup have been spotted with them on hikes. Simon Perry,, "Oops! Royal Website Says Meghan and Harry Still Live at Palace — and Omits Archie from Meghan's Bio," 17 Jan. 2020 Splash News Further deepening the mystery, the headscarf appears to be a print of...beagles. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Who Is the Maybe-Corgi in Queen Elizabeth's Backseat: An Investigation," 10 Jan. 2020 Meghan’s rescue dog, a beagle named Guy, also makes a few appearances, including an image of the pup wearing a blue sweater featuring the Union Jack. Stephanie Petit,, "Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Emojis Are Here to Glam Up Your Texts," 23 Sep. 2019 But this is true, too: In the world of dogdom, among all the beagles, retrievers and terriers, there's nothing that polarizes people like a poodle. Ben Walker, Anchorage Daily News, "Poodle perfection: Siba wins best in show at Westminster," 12 Feb. 2020 But this is true, too: In the world of dogdom, among all the beagles, retrievers and terriers, there's nothing that polarizes people like a poodle. CBS News, "Siba the standard poodle wins "Best in Show" at Westminster Dog Show," 12 Feb. 2020 That rabbit on the field edge was the beagle’s 41st chase of the season, and most of these hunters have been on the majority of those runs. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Hunting Winter Rabbits Behind Bailey, the Almost-Famous Pot-Bellied Beagle," 10 Dec. 2019

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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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“Beagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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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