- any of a breed of tall, slender dogs having long, silky hair, raised originally in Russia for hunting wolves.
Origin of borzoi
Examples from the Web for borzoi
Historical Examples of borzoi
Borzoi Books are good books and there is one for every taste worthy of the name.
A curve downwards (as in the Borzoi) should be an absolute disqualification.A Manual of Toy Dogs
Mrs. Leslie Williams
I was so like a slim young Borzoi yapping at the nose of a bloodhound.The Brightener
C. N. Williamson
"Borzoi" stands for the best in literature in all its branches—drama and fiction, poetry and art.
But the quickness of the wolf's lope and the borzoi's slower pace made it plain that Karay had miscalculated.War and Peace
- a tall graceful fast-moving breed of dog with a long silky coat, originally used in Russia for hunting wolvesAlso called: Russian wolfhound
Word Origin for borzoi
Russian wolfhound, 1887, from Russian borzoy, literally "swift, quick" (cf. Czech brzy, Serbo-Croatian brzo "quickly," Lithuanian bruzdeti "to hurry").