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

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“Chihuahua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chihuahua. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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Chihuahua

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English Language Learners Definition of Chihuahua

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

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