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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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Kirsty and I started showing whippets when I was looking for a dog for junior handling classes and we now have six together.
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While Stella spent most of her time trying to keep up with us, Maude and Jess amazed us with their speed and agility because they're whippets.
Bully whippets may have competition in doggy body-building contests.
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One said: "I often worry about something like this happening to my whippets.
So the challenge was to find a holiday to suit me, my husband, my sister, her teenage son - and Rifle and Rosie the whippets.
She says: "We enjoyed a lot of success with the whippets and at the independents and were owners at Belle Vue.
Jim is a star, both for his owners and for the "gongoozler" Americans, who are not used to seeing whippets or British canal boats.
It's the nationwide groups's 22nd annual show to name the slender, swift and sweet dog's "best of breed," and it has attracted about 480 whippets and their owners from coast to coast.
When I asked Jane what prompted the question, she complained that her neighbors' two whippets barked non-stop.