beagle

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English begle. Origin uncertain, possibly from Middle French beegueule, from beer (variation of bayer) + gueule. The French bigle is from the English.

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Noun[edit]

beagle (plural beagles)

  1. A small short-legged smooth-coated hound, often used for hunting hares. Often tri-coloured, its friendly disposition makes it suitable as a family pet.
  2. A person who snoops on others; a detective.
    • 2002, Susan Isaacs, Long Time No See, page 243
      [] whereas burying a body in the wooded area beyond the backyard was the quickest way to make a Nassau County Police Department beagle look good.

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Verb[edit]

beagle (third-person singular simple present beagles, present participle beagling, simple past and past participle beagled)

  1. To hunt with beagles.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English.

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Noun[edit]

beagle m (plural beagles, diminutive beagletje n)

  1. beagle (dog)

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

beagle

  1. beagle (dog)

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