Definition of whippet in English:
A dog of a small, slender breed originally produced as a cross between the greyhound and the terrier or spaniel, bred for racing.
- In addition to salukis, eligible breeds are whippets, greyhounds, Afghan hounds, borzois, Ibizan hounds, pharaoh hounds, Irish wolfhounds, and Scottish deerhounds.
- There will be three rings at the dog show for greyhounds, lurchers, whippets and any other breeds.
- ‘I've always loved greyhounds and whippets,’ says Myles, glancing over at his pet's naturally doleful expression.
early 17th century: partly from obsolete whippet 'move briskly'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan