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



BrE BrE//ˈwɪpɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪpɪt//
Domesticated mammals
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a small thin dog, similar to a greyhound, that can run very fast and is often used for racing See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Originearly 17th cent.: partly from obsolete whippet ‘move briskly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whippet