Staffordshire bull terrier

noun
Staf·​ford·​shire bull terrier | \ ˈsta-fərd-ˌshir- How to pronounce Staffordshire bull terrier (audio) , -shər- \

Definition of Staffordshire bull terrier

: any of a breed of compact muscular terriers that have a short stiff glossy coat, were developed in England by crossing bulldogs and terriers, and were originally bred for dogfighting — compare american staffordshire terrier

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Staffordshire bull terrier

First Known Use of Staffordshire bull terrier

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire, England

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“Staffordshire bull terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Staffordshire%20bull%20terrier. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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