Cavalier King Charles spaniel


: any of a breed of toy spaniels developed in Great Britain from English toy spaniels and having a tapered muzzle and a long silky coat

Word History


cavalier entry 2 + King Charles spaniel, a breed of toy spaniel, from Charles II of England

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cavalier King Charles spaniel was in 1969

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“Cavalier King Charles spaniel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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