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 bay 2. ) 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.