Wei·​ma·​ra·​ner ˌvī-mə-ˈrä-nər How to pronounce Weimaraner (audio)
ˈwī- How to pronounce Weimaraner (audio)
: any of a breed of large light gray usually short-haired pointers of German origin

Examples of Weimaraner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hedwig’s Weimaraner tears across the grass, barking furiously at the sound of guard dogs behind the wall, the crack of distant gunshots, but Hedwig just calls her back, annoyed her pet is spoiling her presentation. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 Like the photographer William Wegman, who was quickly gaining fame for shooting his own Weimaraner dogs. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 28 June 2023

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Word History


German, from Weimar, Germany

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Weimaraner was in 1943

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“Weimaraner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Weimaraner. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: any of a German breed of large gray short-haired sporting dogs

German, from Weimar, a city in Germany

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