Welsh terrier


: any of a breed of wiry-coated terriers resembling Airedales but smaller and developed in Wales for hunting

Examples of Welsh terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1961, during the Cold War, Charlie, the Welsh terrier of the Kennedy family, and Pushinka, a gift from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, became an item. CBS News, 1 Sep. 2021 Other canine contenders for Best in Show included a Lagotto Romagnolo, a boxer, a Welsh terrier, a Pekingese, a standard poodle and an Australian shepherd. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 13 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Welsh terrier was in 1857

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“Welsh terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Welsh%20terrier. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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