noun mal·a·mute \ˈma-lə-ˌmyüt, -ˌmüt\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈma-lə-ˌmyüt, -ˌmüt\

Definition of malamute

  1. :  a sled dog of northern North America; especially :  alaskan malamute

Origin and Etymology of malamute

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

First Known Use: 1884

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