Chihuahua

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

Definition of Chihuahua

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Chihuahua

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

Definition of Chihuahua (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Chihuahua

Noun

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chihuahua

Noun

Mexican Spanish, from Chihuahua, Mexico

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Chihuahua

Time Traveler for Chihuahua

Time Traveler

The first known use of Chihuahua was in 1858

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Chihuahua

Cite this Entry

“Chihuahua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chihuahua. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for Chihuahua

Chihuahua

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Chihuahua

: a type of very small dog with large ears and usually short hair

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!