noun ter·ri·er \ˈter-ē-ər, ˈte-rē-\

: a type of small dog originally used for hunting

Full Definition of TERRIER

:  any of various usually small energetic dogs originally used by hunters to dig for small game and engage the quarry underground or drive it out

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Origin of TERRIER

Middle English terryer, terrer, from Anglo-French (chen) terrer, literally, earth dog, from terre earth, from Latin terra
First Known Use: 15th century

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