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malemute

[mal-uh-myoot] /ˈmæl əˌmyut/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)

malamute

or malemute

[mal-uh-myoot] /ˈmæl əˌmyut/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
Origin of malamute
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Inupiaq malimiut name for local groups of Inupiaq of the Kotzebue Sound region, W Alaska, who bred such dogs
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  • They were in the best of spirits and carried their tails erect like their malemute leader.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
  • The malemute and Kaviak dress is similar to that of the northern Eskimo.

  • Butch, though a malemute, had a strong strain of collie in him.

    The Yukon Trail William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for malemute

malemute

/ˈmæləˌmuːt/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of malamute

malamute

/ˈmæləˌmuːt/
noun
1.
an Alaskan sled dog of the spitz type, having a dense usually greyish coat
Word Origin
from the name of an Inuit tribe
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Word Origin and History for malemute

malamute

n.

also malemute, Eskimo dog, 1874, from name of Alaska Eskimo tribe in northwestern Alaska that developed the breed. The native form is malimiut.

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