ferret ferret  /ˈfɛ rət/


  1. (n) musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
  2. (n) domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
  3. (v) hound or harry relentlessly
  4. (v) hunt with ferrets
  5. (v) search and discover through persistent investigation


  1. Freddie, a ferret, is five years old, which is getting along, for a ferret.
  2. Just as rats make excellent laboratory animals for nutrition research, mice for cancer and monkeys for poliomyelitis, so ferrets are invaluable to influenza investigators.
  3. Via the Ferrets for Freedom: The ad should probably be funnier than it actually is.


  1. Letters for the Week of June 19, 2013

    Readers sound off on ferrets, Wikileaks, and the drug war. "Different Pets for Different Folks," The Pets Issue, 6/5 Get a Rescue Rat… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: East Bay Express

  2. Blank Park Zoo animals visit Sheffield library

    SHEFFIELD — A ferret, gopher tortoise, nine banded armadillo and alligator all came to visit the Sheffield Public Library on Monday as a part of its summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading.”
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Globe Gazette

  3. Chinese Fairy Tales

    Submitted by Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box, What you don't know can kill you!   It is difficult enough, in our world, to ferret out the truth and then make rational decisions based upon what you have found . Europe is a good example of this as liabilities are not acknowledged or counted while the propaganda machines roll out the officially mandated numbers. It doesn't take Sherlock ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

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  1. "I think that this will bring some revenue growth. I still don't count on it to be a huge thing on the scale of this business as we really ferret through how far we can dial it up, and what that means for customer experience and customer...
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Steve Ballmer Source: VNUNet.com

  2. "The chicken dance came out of when I am out on the dancefloor, the guys say I look like a chicken so that's just a celebratory dance I've given to the guys," said Johnston. "And we also have Dave Langford-Smith who does the ferret as well....
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Trent Johnston Source: Independent Online

  3. "I've got to ferret out the guys who really don't care," Riley said. "I've got to ferret them out of here and just put them on the bench and bring in a bunch of young guys. ...... The season's over for them. That's how they're playing, some...
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Pat Riley Source: USA Today

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