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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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This time Terry and his Brecon-born wife Monica, both in their 70s, with their whippet Jim, are chugging 1,000 miles down the east coast waterways of the United States from Virginia to Florida where no narrowboat has chugged before.
It was time for it to be in the Northwest," said Sue Carbajal of Eugene, show chairwoman for the 2008 American Whippet Club National Specialty show that began Sunday at the Valley River Inn and runs through Saturday.
Whippet breeders have, unintentionally, selected for their dogs to carry the mutated myostatin gene.