mal·​a·​mute | \ ˈma-lə-ˌmyüt How to pronounce malamute (audio) , -ˌmüt \
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Definition of malamute

: a sled dog of northern North America especially : alaskan malamute

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Recent Examples on the Web Cuomo first introduced Captain in 2018 as a mix of shepherd, Siberian and malamute during the New York Conference of Mayors at the Executive Mansion, the Times Union reported. Jessica Chasmar, Fox News, 23 Aug. 2021 In the oceanside Beach Road neighborhood, after a 600-foot slab of mountain slid into the water last Wednesday, a small mission to retrieve a 156-pound malamute named Gooch — stuck inside his owner’s home for two days — was underway. Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, 9 Dec. 2020 Most mixes are part husky, German shepherd or malamute. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2020 They are related to but distinct from Arctic breeds like huskies and malamutes, which appear to have arrived with later migrations into North America. James Gorman, New York Times, 5 July 2018 The dog, named Smokey, was part pit bull, Labrador and malamute. Steve Helling,, 12 Apr. 2018 GoFundMe The Southeast Missourian reported the dog, named Smokey, was part pit bull, Labrador and malamute. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of malamute

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for malamute

Malemute, an Inupiat of the Kotzebue Sound area, Alaska, from Inupiat malimiut

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The first known use of malamute was in 1884

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27 Aug 2021

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“Malamute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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