wolf dog


Definition of wolf dog

1 : any of various large dogs formerly kept for hunting wolves
2 : the offspring of a wolf and a domestic dog

Examples of wolf dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One wolf dog in particular seemed to bond with Cole in a way that's totally reminiscent of Jon Snow and his dire wolf Ghost. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, 16 July 2018 But wolves and wolf dogs are naturally very timid and shy. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, 6 June 2018 The farm is home to 18 wolf dogs, which range from being partially wolf to almost pure wolf. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, 6 June 2018 Now, Neo's finally settled in at Wolf Connection, a wolf dog sanctuary in California. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 11 Oct. 2016 Since many states restrict or ban wolf dog ownership, Neo needed a new home, and his owner agreed to give him up to special rescue center. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 11 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of wolf dog

1652, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wolf dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolf%20dog. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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Kids Definition of wolf dog

1 : wolfhound
2 : the offspring of a wolf and a domestic dog

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