greyhound

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English[edit]

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A greyhound

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

greyhound (plural greyhounds)

  1. A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing.
  2. A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice.

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Verb[edit]

greyhound (third-person singular simple present greyhounds, present participle greyhounding, simple past and past participle greyhounded)

  1. (of fish) To leap rapidly across the surface of the water.