messet (plural messets)
- (Britain, dialectal, obsolete) A dog.
- 1806, John Bigland, Letters on Natural History:
- From the mixture of these, and other breeds, we have messets, lap-dogs, dancers, waps, mongrels, and an endless number of varieties and compounds for which it is difficult to find a name.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for messet in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)