bichon frise

noun

bi·​chon fri·​se bē-ˌshōⁿ-frē-ˈzā How to pronounce bichon frise (audio) ˈbē-ˌshȯn-fri-ˈzā How to pronounce bichon frise (audio)
-ˌshän-
plural bichons frises bē-ˌshōⁿ-frē-ˈzā(z) How to pronounce bichon frise (audio)
ˈbē-ˌshȯn-fri-ˈzāz,
-ˌshän-
: any of a breed of small sturdy dogs of Mediterranean origin having a thick wavy white coat

Examples of bichon frise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore our succinct list of some of the canine world's best lap dog breeds, any one of which would make the sweetest companion. 01 Bichon Frise Low-shedding and cute to boot, the bichon frise is a great lap dog candidate. Nicole Letts, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023 And now, a public eviction on the streets of Rome, complete with reporters and a quartet of bichon frise dogs. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Apr. 2023 Predictably, the Princess Boncompagni Ludovisi left the villa in a roiling crush of paparazzi and television reporters, shepherding her four energetic white bichon frise into her car with her. Guy Martin, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 This is unfair to both pitbulls and, possibly, the bichon frise. Curbed, 4 May 2022 Derek was also accompanied by Flynn, the bichon frise who won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club in 2018. Fox News, 5 Aug. 2021 Titi, an undersized bichon frise, seduced me with her hopeful smile. BostonGlobe.com, 18 June 2021 MacInnis makes a point of going to bed around 10 every night, with a specific ritual that includes cuddling with her bichon frise and placing a moonstone gem over her heart to invoke calm and reflection. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Nov. 2019 Flynn the bichon frise won last year and is now retired. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, 10 Feb. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

modification of French bichon à poil frisé curly-haired lapdog

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bichon frise was in 1966

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“Bichon frise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bichon%20frise. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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