Portuguese water dog

noun

Definition of Portuguese water dog

: any of a breed of medium-sized robust dogs that have a large broad head and curly or wavy coat and are strong swimmers

First Known Use of Portuguese water dog

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Portuguese water dog.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Portuguese%20water%20dog. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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