Shiba Inu

noun
Shi·​ba Inu | \ ˈshē-bä-ˈē-nü How to pronounce Shiba Inu (audio) \

Definition of Shiba Inu

: any of a breed of small thick-coated agile dogs developed in Japan

First Known Use of Shiba Inu

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shiba Inu

Japanese shiba-inu, from shiba brushwood + inu dog

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The first known use of Shiba Inu was in 1982

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“Shiba Inu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shiba%20Inu. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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