Origin of ferret1
OTHER WORDS FROM ferretfer·ret·er, nounfer·ret·y, adjectiveun·fer·ret·ed, adjectiveun·fer·ret·ing, adjective
Other definitions for ferret (2 of 2)
How to use ferret in a sentence
To test the nasal spray, researchers used ferrets, which were chosen because they can catch viruses through their noses like humans.
It’s worth noting that this is a very small sample size, as only six ferrets received the treatment.
The Maidan people constantly interrupted her speech on the pretext of ferreting out ‘provocateurs’ from the crowd.Occupy Kiev: What Should Ukraine Do Now With The Heroes of the Maidan?|Vijai Maheshwari|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This dreamer could be seen daily ferreting around the Quarter for a studio always bigger than the one he had.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
A village poacher, ferreting on the hillside, chanced to see her, as she lay not far off in a patch of clover.Creatures of the Night|Alfred W. Rees
In any case, he is very well informed of all that goes on here, and clever at ferreting out new information.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.2/3, 1836-1840|Duchesse De Dino
But I want to have as little to do with spying and ferreting as possible.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill|John T. McIntyre
People hid their most precious books from the ferreting eyes of the inquisitioners in baking ovens, cellars, and caves.Bohemia under Hapsburg Misrule|Various