Yorkshire terrier

noun

Definition of Yorkshire terrier

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

First Known Use of Yorkshire terrier

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Yorkshire terrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yorkshire%20terrier. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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