Chihuahua

noun
Chi·​hua·​hua | \ chə-ˈwä-(ˌ)wä How to pronounce Chihuahua (audio) , shə-, -wə \

Definition of Chihuahua

: any of a breed of very small roundheaded dogs that occur in short-coated and long-coated varieties

First Known Use of Chihuahua

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chihuahua

Mexican Spanish, from Chihuahua, Mexico

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“Chihuahua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chihuahua. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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Chihuahua geographical name

Chi·​hua·​hua | \ chē-ˈwä-(ˌ)wä How to pronounce Chihuahua (audio) , chə-, -wə \

Definition of Chihuahua

1 state of northern Mexico bordering on the U.S. (Texas and Arizona) area 95,400 square miles (247,086 square kilometers), population 3,406,465
2 city, and capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua metropolitan area population 819,543

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