English cocker spaniel

noun

: any of a breed of active friendly spaniels that have square muzzles, wide noses, and heads which are typically half muzzle and half skull with the forehead and skull arched and slightly flattened

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  • English cocker spaniel

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of English cocker spaniel was in 1948

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“English cocker spaniel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/English%20cocker%20spaniel. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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