what is difference between bloodhound and sleuthhound
- bloudhound, bloud-hound (both obsolete)
From Middle English blodhound, blodhond; equivalent to blood + hound. Cognate with Dutch bloedhond (“bloodhound”), Middle Low German blōthunt (“bloodhound”), German Bluthund (“bloodhound”), Danish blodhund (“bloodhound”), Swedish blodhund (“bloodhound”). The detective sense follows from the dog’s ability to follow a trail.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈblʌd.haʊnd/
bloodhound (plural bloodhounds)
- A large scenthound famed for its ability to follow a scent many days old, over vast distances. This dog is often used as a police dog to track missing people, fleeing suspects, or escaped prisoners.
- (figuratively) A detective or other person skilled at finding people or clues.
- (archaic) A bloodthirsty person.
- sleuth-hound, slot-hound
From Middle English [Term?], from sloth (“track”) + hound.
- IPA(key): /ˈsluːθ.haʊnd/
sleuthhound (plural sleuthhounds)
- A working dog who tracks or pursues e.g. a wanted criminal; a bloodhound formerly used in Scotland.
- (informal) A detective; a sleuth.