Dandie Dinmont terrier


Dan·​die Din·​mont terrier ˈdan-dē-ˈdin-ˌmänt- How to pronounce Dandie Dinmont terrier (audio)
: any of a breed of terriers characterized by short legs, a long body, pendulous ears, a rough coat, and a full silky topknot

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  • Dandie Dinmont terrier

Word History


Dandie Dinmont, character owning six such dogs in the novel Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Dandie Dinmont terrier was in 1875

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“Dandie Dinmont terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dandie%20Dinmont%20terrier. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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