am·​er·​toy | \ ˈamə(r)ˌtȯi \
plural -s

Definition of amertoy

: a small terrierlike dog of a breed of American origin having a short sleek satiny coat and attaining a weight of 6 to 10 pounds

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First Known Use of amertoy

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amertoy

Amer- + toy (terrier)

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“Amertoy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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