wolf dog

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

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

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First Known Use of wolf dog

1652

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wolf dog

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Definition of wolf dog for Students

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

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