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pot hound

1. Any dog trained by law enforcement to detect drugs, especially marijuana, by smell. I broke out in a cold sweat when I saw them bring the pot hounds onto the bus. There's no way I'm smuggling dope through the airport—that place is crawling with pot hounds!
2. Any stray, mixed-breed dog; a mutt. A slang term specific to the islands of the West Indies, especially Grenada. Our family befriended a pot hound that kept sniffing around our garbage, eventually adopting the rascally thing as our own. This part of the island is positively crawling with pot hounds.
See also: hound, pot

pot sniffer

Any dog trained by law enforcement to detect drugs, especially marijuana, by smell. I broke out in a cold sweat when I saw them bring the pot sniffers onto the bus. There's no way I'm smuggling dope through the airport—that place is crawling with pot sniffers!
See also: pot, sniffer

sniffer

slang One's nose. Put your sniffer up to these roses I just brought in from the garden. Don't they smell divine? The ball hit her right in the sniffer.

pot hound

and pot sniffer
n. a dog trained to sniff out cannabis. (Drugs.) The pot hound at the airport is always busy finding marijuana. A cute beagle named sparky greeted me as today’s “pot sniffer” in the baggage claim area.
See also: hound, pot

pot sniffer

verb
See also: pot, sniffer

whiff-sniffer

and wiff-sniffer
n. a prohibitionist; someone always alert for the smell of alcohol on someone’s breath. (Prohibition.) No wiff-sniffer is going to tell me what to do.

wiff-sniffer

verb
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