York·​ie ˈyȯr-kē How to pronounce Yorkie (audio)

Examples of Yorkie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spears will remain a dog mom to her other pups — her Australian Shepherd Sawyer, her Yorkie Hannah and two other smaller dogs, TMZ said. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 Bentley, the family’s 13-year-old Yorkie, loves to keep watch out the living room windows. Kelly Ryan Kegans, Country Living, 23 Aug. 2023 In Canada, home security cameras captured a Yorkie puppy escaping an eagle’s grip. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 31 July 2023 Schwarzenegger says this lounging in a cabana on his 6-acre Brentwood estate with a palm-sized Yorkie named Noodle in his lap. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 May 2023 Others openly wondered about the whereabouts of the dancer’s teacup Yorkie BowBow. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 1 May 2023 Dog Who Walked Home Alone After Owner's Death in Hit-and-Run Will Train to Be a Service Animal Since finding that swept away Yorkie, Plato has gone on to locate 61 more missing pets from his community. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2023 How a Maltese Yorkie has rejuvenated Matt Bradley, the screen and roll tweak, and what’s with all the flop technical fouls LAS VEGAS — Three thoughts on San Diego State’s 76-67 win at UNLV on Saturday afternoon: 1. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Jan. 2023 More:Detroit man charged with torturing ex-girlfriend's Yorkie Frontier flies to 120 destinations in the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, according to its website. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 6 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yorkie was in 1946

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“Yorkie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yorkie. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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