Greyhound meaning

grāhound
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(of fish) To leap rapidly across the surface of the water.
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A dog of a tall slender breed having a narrow head and a smooth coat. It was originally bred to hunt fast prey and is often used for racing.
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Any of a breed of tall, slender, swift dog with a long, narrow head and a short, smooth coat, formerly much used in coursing and now very popular as a racing dog.
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A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing.
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A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice.
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Origin of greyhound

  • Middle English grehound from Old English grīghund grīg- Old Norse grey greyhound hund hound hound

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English grīġhund, from an unclear first element (not related to grey) + hund (“hound”).

    From Wiktionary