affenpinscher

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noun af·fen·pin·scher \ˈa-fən-ˌpin-chər\

Definition of affenpinscher

  1. :  any of a breed of toy dogs with a wiry black, red, tan, or gray coat, erect ears, large round eyes, and bushy eyebrows, chin tuft, and mustache

Origin and Etymology of affenpinscher

German, from Affe ape + Pinscher, a breed of hunting dog


First Known Use: 1880


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