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

 

lurcher

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlɜːtʃə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɜːrtʃər//
 
(British English) Domesticated mammals
 
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a dog that is a mixture of two different breeds of dog, one of which is usually a greyhound See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Origin early 16th cent. (originally referring to a prowler or petty thief): from obsolete lurch ‘remain in a place furtively’, variant of lurk.