Definition of Alaskan malamute in English:

Alaskan malamute

Syllabification: A·las·kan mal·a·mute
Pronunciation: /əˌlaskən ˈmaləˌmyo͞ot/

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(also Alaskan malemute)


  • A powerful dog of a breed with a thick, gray coat, bred by the Inuit and typically used to pull sleds.


late 19th century: from Inuit malimiut, the name of a people of Kotzebue Sound, Alaska, who developed the breed.

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