Definition of mouse-hunt in English:

mouse-hunt

noun

  • Chiefly English regional (southern). An animal that hunts mice; specifically a weasel, a small stoat. Now historical.

noun

  • A hunt for mice.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in William Caxton (1415x24–1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Noah Webster (1758–1843), lexicographer. From mouse + hunt.

Pronunciation

mouse-hunt

/ˈmaʊshʌnt/