coonhound

[ koon-hound ]
/ ˈkunˌhaʊnd /

noun

a hound of any of several breeds developed especially for hunting raccoons.

Nearby words

  1. coon rapids,
  2. coon's age,
  3. coonass,
  4. cooncan,
  5. cooner,
  6. coonskin,
  7. coontie,
  8. coony,
  9. coop,
  10. coop.


Origin of coonhound

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; coon + hound1

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British Dictionary definitions for coonhound

coonhound

/ (ˈkuːnˌhaʊnd) /

noun

another name for raccoon dog (def. 2)
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