from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a breed of swift, short-haired dog developed in England for racing, resembling the greyhound but smaller.
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- n. A breed of dog, similar to a small greyhound, originating in Britain and bred for racing.
- n. A whippit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of dog, in breed between a greyhound and a spaniel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small slender dog of greyhound type developed in England
Probably from whip.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)