Malamute definition

mălə-myo͝ot
An Alaskan malamute.
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A ancient northern breed of dog of the husky type, particularly used as a sled dog.
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A member of an Inupiak people who live in western Alaska and are known for breeding malamute dogs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
malamute
Plural:
malamutes

Origin of malamute

  • Short for malamute dog from Inupiaq Malimiut name of a subgroup of the Inupiaq

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

  • So called because the dogs were bred by the Malamute people of western Alaska (see). The people's name derives from Inupiak malimiut).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Inupiak malimiut).

    From Wiktionary