1. [ noun ] (zoology) ferret of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
Synonyms: Mustela_nigripes black-footed_ferret
Related terms: musteline_mammal Mustela
2. [ verb ] search and discover through persistent investigation
Synonyms: ferret_out grub

"She ferreted out the truth"

Related terms: search discover ferret_out
3. [ verb ] hunt with ferrets
Related terms: hunt black-footed_ferret
4. [ verb ] hound or harry relentlessly
Related terms: hound
5. [ noun ] (zoology) domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits
Related terms: polecat
Similar spelling:   Ferretti