[ lur-cher ]
/ ˈlɜr tʃər /


a crossbred dog used especially by poachers.
Archaic. a person who lurks or prowls, as a thief or poacher.


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Origin of lurcher

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at lurch3, -er1

Words nearby lurcher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lurcher

/ (ˈlɜːtʃə) /


a crossbred hunting dog, usually a greyhound cross with a collie, esp one trained to hunt silently
archaic a person who prowls or lurks

Word Origin for lurcher

C16: from lurch ³
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