Meaning of “hamster” in the English Dictionary

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"hamster" in British English

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hamsternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhæm.stər/ us /ˈhæm.stɚ/

a small animal covered in fur with a short tail and large spaces in each side of its mouth for storing food. Hamsters are often kept as pets.

(Definition of “hamster” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hamsternoun [ C ]

us /ˈhæm·stər/

a small, furry animal with a short tail, often kept as a pet

(Definition of “hamster” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)