Origin of hamster
Examples from the Web for hamster
After seeing this trick with blocks and toys, children saw it performed with a hamster.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in item 6c I get to list my dependents—three children, four dogs, six laying hens, two goldfish, and a hamster.Up to a Point: I Do My Own Taxes With No Help, Except From a Couple of Bloody Marys|P. J. O’Rourke|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kim Jong Un, a hamster in the snake pit of the regime, has just created a new adversary.
Sure, it's a billion times more than the first computer had, but it's still not much more than the computing power of a hamster.
German Hamster: Cricetus cricetus, the black-bellied hamster.The Rambles of a Rat|A. L. O. E.
He asked the Hamster to take him there at once, for, here, his heart was breaking with grief.Little Tom|V. Tille
There are various kinds of rats, and one of these is the Hamster, of the genus Cricetus of Cuvier.
"Gopher," "pouched rat," "hamster," and "muelos" are some of the titles by which he is locally known.
This ferocious disposition prevents the hamster from being at peace with any animal whatever.
British Dictionary definitions for hamster
Word Origin for hamster
Word Origin and History for hamster
c.1600, from German Hamster, from Middle High German hamastra "hamster," probably from Old Church Slavonic chomestoru "hamster" (the animal is native to southeastern Europe), perhaps a blend of Russian chomiak and Lithuanian staras, both meaning "hamster." The older English name for it was German rat.