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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.]
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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!]
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whip•pet

(ˈwhɪp ɪt, ˈwɪp-)

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

- A cross between a greyhound and a terrier.
See also related terms for terrier.
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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
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Translations
كَلْب دَقيق الأطْراف سَريع العَدْو
whippet
szalonagár
veîhlaupahundur
dzinējsuns

whippet

[ˈwɪpɪt] Nperro m lebrel
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whippet

hwɪpɪt] nwhippet m
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whippet

nWhippet m
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whippet

[ˈwɪpɪt] npiccolo levriero inglese
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

whippet

(ˈwipit) noun
a type of racing dog.
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With at least 60 teams from seven countries expected, the event is a major one each year for dog disc enthusiasts, said Tom Wehrli, who coordinates the competition and operates an Ashley Whippet museum of dog disc memorabilia at his Naperville home.
Whippet Up director and artist Vicky Lax explained: "We've created Reggie to work with the children to develop woodland stories and adventures.
"Whippets are renowned for needing lots of exercise, but this is just ridiculous."
The terrified whippet was grabbed in the pitbull crossbreed's mouth and thrown in the air, before a large chunk of fur and flesh was ripped from his back.
Tease, the Whippet, with owner Yvette Short after she was named Supreme Champion during the final day of Crufts 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham
"Kirsty and I started showing whippets when I was looking for a dog for junior handling classes and we now have six together."
DONNA MAINS, Blaydon A: Corns on a whippet's feet are not uncommon, yet poorly understood.
And the recordbreaking men and whippet artwork had a surprise story of its own, with a connection revealed to another popular local talent, writer Sid Chaplin who also spent time down the pit before enjoying a successful creative career.
"However, there are times when it is really useful to have a brake," states Jack Ogborn, whose Whippet brake system was his personal major project in the final year at London South Bank University and has now won him an IED award.
West Mercia Police said she was attacked after approaching the dog, a white or grey greyhound or whippet, which was tied up outside a chemist.