whippet


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whip·pet

 (wĭp′ĭt, hwĭp′-)
n.
A dog of a slender breed developed in England for racing, resembling the greyhound but smaller.

[Probably from whip.]

whippet

(ˈwɪpɪt)
n
(Breeds) a small slender breed of dog similar to a greyhound in appearance
[C16: of uncertain origin; perhaps based on the phrase whip it! move quickly!]

whip•pet

(ˈwhɪp ɪt, ˈwɪp-)

n.
any of a breed of slender swift dogs resembling a small greyhound.
[1490–1500]

whippet

- A cross between a greyhound and a terrier.
See also related terms for terrier.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whippet - small slender dog of greyhound type developed in Englandwhippet - small slender dog of greyhound type developed in England
greyhound - a tall slender dog of an ancient breed noted for swiftness and keen sight; used as a racing dog
Translations
كَلْب دَقيق الأطْراف سَريع العَدْو
whippet
szalonagár
veîhlaupahundur
dzinējsuns

whippet

[ˈwɪpɪt] Nperro m lebrel

whippet

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whippet

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whippet

[ˈwɪpɪt] npiccolo levriero inglese

whippet

(ˈwipit) noun
a type of racing dog.
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Georgina Hopson, aged 66, who is epileptic, tried to fight the dogs off and protect her whippet Ben.
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A dog owner who left his pet whippet emaciated and starving has been banned from keeping animals for five years by the courts.
DRUMMER Whippet is now a member of the legendary Skabilly Rebels fronted by local hero Roddy Byers.
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD whippet,named Deedee, last night beat off stiff competition to take the Best in Show title at Crufts 2004.