Abyssinian

noun
Ab·​ys·​sin·​i·​an | \ ˌa-bə-ˈsi-nē-ən How to pronounce Abyssinian (audio) , -ˈsi-nyən\

Definition of Abyssinian

: any of a breed of medium-sized slender domestic cats of African origin with short usually brownish hair ticked with bands of darker color

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First Known Use of Abyssinian

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abyssinian

Abyssinia, kingdom in Africa

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The first known use of Abyssinian was in 1876

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