Etymology
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whippet (n.)

small, fast type of dog, c. 1600, probably from whip (v.) in the sense of "move quickly" + diminutive suffix -et. Used earlier (1540s) in reference to "a brisk, nimble woman."

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Definitions of whippet

whippet (n.)
small slender dog of greyhound type developed in England;
From wordnet.princeton.edu