Boston terrier

noun

: any of a breed of small smooth-coated terriers originating as a cross of the bulldog and bull terrier and being brindled or black with white markings

called also Boston bull

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Boston terrier was in 1892

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“Boston terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston%20terrier. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Boston terrier

noun
: any of a U.S. breed of small short-haired dogs having erect ears and a broad flat face

called also Boston bull

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