Definition of whippet
: any of a breed of small swift slender dogs used for coursing small game and racing
Recent Examples of whippet from the Web
The first age of Cristiano cast him as a lank-haired teenager, a thin, whippet-like presence forever overcomplicating and embarking on needless dribbles.
Whippets and greyhounds will sometimes even leave their dinner unfinished.
Capone, a mix of miniature pinscher, Chihuahua and whippet, just looked at her and ran back to the kitchen, an instinctive maneuver that has placed him among national dog heroes.
Add the 21-year-old whippet Luis Severino, with his strikeout fastball, and the 27-year-old Masahiro Tanaka, and there is reason for hope.
Like greyhounds and whippets, sloughis were bred to chase prey over long distances.
Indy’s been kidnapped by Soviet agents led by Cate Blanchett (pictured above), who plays whippet-thin Irina Spalko with a cartoonishly over-the-top Russian accent.
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Origin and Etymology of whippet
probably from 1whip
First Known Use: 1610See Words from the same year
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Definition of whippet for English Language Learners
: a small, fast dog that is used for racing
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