Doberman pinscher

noun

Do·​ber·​man pin·​scher ˌdō-bər-mən-ˈpin-chər How to pronounce Doberman pinscher (audio)
: any of a breed of short-haired medium-sized dogs of German origin

called also Doberman

Examples of Doberman pinscher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jenner’s ring features portraits of her Doberman pinscher dogs. Samantha Conti, WWD, 25 June 2024 In April 2019, the woman said David raped her in a small room during a business meeting with his Doberman pinscher present, according to the lawsuit. Noah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2024 There were big cheers, too, for a playful great Pyrenees called Sebastian and a Doberman pinscher named Emilio. TIME, 15 May 2024 In late July 1980, a five-month-old Doberman pinscher puppy in Washington, D.C., started throwing up blood. Caroline Mimbs Nyce, The Atlantic, 7 Jan. 2024 Sporting a navy blue bikini and carrying a bottle of her 818 Tequila brand and a tumbler from which to sip, the 27-year-old made her way to the edge of a pool with her Doberman pinscher Pyro leading the way. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 Reflecting on some of their past characters—which include a church camp lesbian, a chaotic trans guy, and most recently a nonbinary Doberman pinscher—Beardsley says a piece of themself is in all of their characters. Kayla Sharpe, Wired, 21 Oct. 2021 Among the ice sculptures eliciting oohs and ahhs was the sleek, standing-at-attention form of a Doberman pinscher. Alyssa Alfano, cleveland, 22 Feb. 2021 For example, a dreaming pointer may immediately start searching for game, a sleeping springer spaniel may flush an imaginary bird, and a dreaming Doberman pinscher may pick a fight with a dream burglar. Stav Dimiropoulos, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2012

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Word History

Etymology

German Dobermann-pinscher, from Friedrich Ludwig Dobermann †1894 German dog breeder + German Pinscher, a breed of hunting dog

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Doberman pinscher was in 1917

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“Doberman pinscher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Doberman%20pinscher. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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Doberman pinscher

noun
Do·​ber·​man pin·​scher ˌdō-bər-mən-ˈpin-chər How to pronounce Doberman pinscher (audio)
: any of a breed of short-haired medium-sized dogs of German origin
Etymology

from German Dobermann-pinscher (breed of dog), from Friedrich Ludwig Dobermann, German dog breeder, and pinscher "breed of hunting dog"

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