sleuth·​hound ˈslüth-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce sleuthhound (audio)

Examples of sleuthhound in a Sentence

the fictional sleuthhound Miss Marple is notable for her age as well as for her understanding of human nature, both of them being rather advanced

Word History


Middle English (Scots) sleuth hund, a kind of bloodhound, from Middle English sleuth, sloith, sloth track of an animal or person (from Old Norse slōth) + hund hound

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sleuthhound was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Sleuthhound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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