wolf dog

[ woolf dawg, dog ]


  1. any dog used in hunting wolves.
  2. a cross between a wolf and a domestic dog.
  3. any dog that resembles a wolf, as a Siberian husky or Alaskan malamute.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wolf dog1

First recorded in 1630–40

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Example Sentences

The Wild Spirit sanctuary is home to 65 wolves, wolf dogs, coyotes, Australian dingoes, and red foxes.

Eagerly Barry searched the thronging crowd, at last to catch sight of a gigantic figure, his wolf-dog beside him.

The wolf-dog buried itself in the snow, Houston pulling it forth time after time, and lugging it at long intervals.

Thinking it was Renaud's wolf-dog, and that he might give the alarm, I pushed the box under my coat and ran out the back door.

Cuchulain ('the Wolf-dog of Culann the Smith') he is called.

Granger's hand dropped to his side; this wolf-dog looked so far from ignorant—so much wiser than himself.


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