Definition of basset noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbæsɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæsɪt//
(also basset hound) Domesticated mammals
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a dog with short legs, a long body and long ears See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French, diminutive of bas ‘low’, from medieval Latin bassus ‘short’.

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