Origin of beagleMiddle English begle ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle French bee gueule, literally , wide throat ; from Old French béer, baer, baier (see bay), to gape + gueule, throat ; from Classical Latin gula: see gullet
Origin of beagleMiddle English begle, possibly from Old French bee gueule, loudmouth : beer, to gape (variant of baer; see bay2) + gueule, gullet (from Latin gula).
(third-person singular simple present beagles, present participle beagling, simple past and past participle beagled)
- To hunt with beagles.
From Middle English begle. Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle French beegueule, from beer (variation of bayer) + gueule. The French bigle is from the English.