[ vizh-lo ]
/ ˈvɪʒ lɒ /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized, powerful hunting dogs having a short, smooth, rusty-gold coat, a square muzzle, and a docked tail.

Origin of vizsla

1940–45; < Hungarian; akin to Serbo-Croatian vȉžao, Czech vyžle, vyžel, Polish wyżeł, Russian výzhlets; ultimately source and direction of transmission uncertain
Also called Hungarian pointer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for vizsla


/ (ˈvɪʒlə) /


a breed of Hungarian hunting dog with a smooth rusty-gold coat

Word Origin for vizsla

C20: named after Vizsla, Hungary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012