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



BrE BrE//ˈhʌski//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌski//
Domesticated mammals
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(North American English also huskie) (pl. huskies) a large strong dog with thick hair, used for pulling sledges across snow See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Originnoun mid 19th cent. (originally denoting the Eskimo language or an Eskimo): abbreviation of obsolete Ehuskemay or Newfoundland dialect Huskemaw ‘Eskimo’ (see Eskimo). The term replaced the 18th-cent. term Eskimo dog.
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