whippet

noun
whip·​pet | \ ˈhwi-pət , ˈwi-\

Definition of whippet

: any of a breed of small swift slender dogs used for coursing small game and racing

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From a dead stop, a whippet can reach nearly 35 miles per hour in seconds. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Meet Spitty, the Whippet Who Holds Five World Records," 22 June 2018 From a dead stop, a whippet can reach nearly 35 miles per hour in seconds. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Meet Spitty, the Whippet Who Holds Five World Records," 22 June 2018 Granted, not every woman in this vast, 500-square-mile metropolis looks more like a whippet than a Labradoodle. Monica Corcoran Harel, Marie Claire, "Scale and the City," 24 Sep. 2013 From a dead stop, a whippet can reach nearly 35 miles per hour in seconds. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Meet Spitty, the Whippet Who Holds Five World Records," 22 June 2018 Robert Mapplethorpe captured her luminous beauty, luminously; artist Matthew Carr caught her attenuated whippet limbs. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Remembers Lucy Birley, Who Has Died at 58," 25 July 2018 From a dead stop, a whippet can reach nearly 35 miles per hour in seconds. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Meet Spitty, the Whippet Who Holds Five World Records," 22 June 2018 From a dead stop, a whippet can reach nearly 35 miles per hour in seconds. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Meet Spitty, the Whippet Who Holds Five World Records," 22 June 2018 From a dead stop, a whippet can reach nearly 35 miles per hour in seconds. Christopher Solomon, Outside Online, "This Whippet Is One of the World's Great Athletes," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of whippet

1610, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whippet

probably from whip entry 1

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whippet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whippet

: a small, fast dog that is used for racing

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