greyhound

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English[edit]

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A greyhound

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English grīġhund, from a cognate or borrowing of Old Norse grøy (bitch) (whence Icelandic grey, thus not related to the colour grey) plus hund (hound). Altered by folk etymology to appear to be grey +‎ hound.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹeɪhaʊnd/
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Noun[edit]

greyhound (plural greyhounds)

  1. A lean breed of dog used in hunting and racing.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 127:
      Her young heart was full of love; and a world of kindly feelings were wasted on her delicate greyhound, her bright winged birds, and her favourite flowers.
  2. A highball cocktail of vodka and grapefruit juice.
  3. (dated) A swift steamer, especially an ocean steamer.

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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.