tanuki

play
noun ta·nu·ki \tä-ˈnü-kē\

Definition of tanuki

  1. :  the fur of a raccoon dog; also :  raccoon dog

Origin and Etymology of tanuki

Japanese, raccoon dog


First Known Use: circa 1929


Learn More about tanuki


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tanuki? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!