Definition of spitz
: a member of any of several breeds of stocky heavy-coated dogs of northern origin with erect ears and usually a heavily furred tail carried over the back
Origin of spitz
German, from spitz pointed, from Old High German spizzi; from the shape of its ears and muzzle — more at spit
First Known Use: 1842
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