Norwich terrier


Nor·​wich terrier ˈnȯr-(ˌ)wich- How to pronounce Norwich terrier (audio)
 British  ˈnä-rich-,
 or  ˈnä-rij-
: any of an English breed of small active low-set terriers that have a long straight wiry coat and erect ears

Examples of Norwich terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lynn Harrington, who lives in Plains, Va., lost her 15-year-old Norwich terrier, Hap, about a year ago. Kerry Hannon New York Times, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021

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Word History


Norwich, England

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Norwich terrier was in 1931

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“Norwich terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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