Yorkshire terrier

noun

: any of a breed of compact toy terriers with long straight silky hair mostly bluish gray but tan on the head and chest

Examples of Yorkshire terrier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Randy Francois, 40, was first arrested by the Santa Ana Police Department on June 28, when officers found a dead Yorkshire terrier in a parking lot in the 1500 block of East 17th Street, said Sgt. Salvador Hernandezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2022 Kelley brings her little Yorkshire terrier-Bichon mix to work most days, and not even the hens can diminish the affection between her and residents. Jack Murray, chicagotribune.com, 2 Sep. 2020 In the middle of a pandemic, when so many people were rushing out to get puppies to keep them company during lockdown, O'Brien lost the little Yorkshire terrier who had been his constant companion and emotional support. Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, 31 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yorkshire terrier was in 1872

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“Yorkshire terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yorkshire%20terrier. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Yorkshire terrier

noun
: any of a breed of small toy terriers with long straight silky hair that is mostly bluish gray but tan on the head and chest

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