MooT Question Icon
In French gueule means "mouth"; what dog-type's name perhaps derives from an Old-French phrase meaning "open mouth"?

Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.

A picture of a moot game

The critically-acclaimed board game MooT
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
To join our mailing list and get
free brain-twisting MooT questions sent to you irregularly,
enter your email address and then press submit.

E-Mail address:

Back to home page

Answer: the beagle

It has been speculated that the word beagle is from the Old French becguele, gaping throat, which itself is from bayer, open wide, and gueule, mouth.

Copyright 1998-2009 Blair Arts Ltd. All rights reserved.