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

Examples of malamute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most mixes are part husky, German shepherd or malamute. Washington Post, "Rescued wolves have a safe space in the Pennsylvania woods," 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, "The Lost Dogs of the Americas," 5 July 2018 The dog, named Smokey, was part pit bull, Labrador and malamute. Steve Helling,, "Missouri Babysitter Charged With Manslaughter After Dog Kills 13-Month-Old Girl," 12 Apr. 2018 GoFundMe The Southeast Missourian reported the dog, named Smokey, was part pit bull, Labrador and malamute. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Dog kills 13-month-old Missouri girl. Her baby sitter is charged with manslaughter | The Kansas City Star," 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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“Malamute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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