Havanese

noun

Ha·​va·​nese ˌha-və-ˈnēz How to pronounce Havanese (audio)
ˌhä-,
-ˈnēs
plural Havanese
: any of a breed of small, short-legged, sturdy dogs developed in Cuba that have a thick coat of long, soft, silky hair and a well-feathered tail curled over the back

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Havanese was in 1968

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“Havanese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Havanese. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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