raccoon dog

rac·coon dog
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ra-koon dawg, dog]
    • /ræˈkun dɔg, dɒg/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ra-koon dawg, dog]
    • /ræˈkun dɔg, dɒg/

Definitions of raccoon dog words

  • noun raccoon dog a small wild dog of the genus Nyctereutes, common in Asia, resembling a raccoon in coat and coloration. 1
  • noun raccoon dog a canine mammal, Nyctereutes procyonoides, inhabiting woods and forests near rivers in E Asia. It has long yellowish-brown black-tipped hair and facial markings resembling those of a raccoon 0
  • noun raccoon dog an American breed of dog having a short smooth black coat with tan markings, bred to hunt raccoons 0
  • noun raccoon dog a small, raccoonlike, burrowing dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) of Asia, having long, loose fur and a short, thick tail 0

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Origin of raccoon dog

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Raccoon dog


raccoon dog popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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