Main definitions of mouse-hunt in English

: mouse-hunt1mouse-hunt2

mouse-hunt1

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊshʌnt/

noun

dialect, historical British
  • An animal that hunts mice; specifically a weasel, a small stoat.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat.

Main definitions of mouse-hunt in English

: mouse-hunt1mouse-hunt2

mouse-hunt2

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊshʌnt/

noun

  • A hunt for mice.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Noah Webster (1758–1843), lexicographer. From mouse + hunt.