malamute

or mal·e·mute

[ mal-uh-myoot ]
/ ˈmæl əˌmyut /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

Origin of malamute

First recorded in 1895–1900, malamute is from the Inupiaq word malimiut name for local groups of Inupiaq of the Kotzebue Sound region, W Alaska, who bred such dogs
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malamute

malemute

/ (ˈmæləˌmuːt) /

noun

an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat

Word Origin for malamute

from the name of an Inuit tribe
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