Whippet meaning

wĭp'ĭt, hwĭp'-
A dog of a slender breed developed in England for racing, resembling the greyhound but smaller.
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Any of a breed of slender, swift dog resembling a small greyhound, used esp. as a racing dog.
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A breed of dog, similar to a small greyhound, originating in Britain and bred for racing.
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Origin of whippet

  • Probably from whip
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition