bri·​ard brē-ˈär(d) How to pronounce briard (audio)
: any of an old French breed of large long-coated sheepdogs

Examples of briard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The big and fluffy 9-year-old briard has a mellow temperament, and spends most of his time comforting patients and their families in the waiting rooms., 28 Sep. 2019

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Word History


French, from Brie, district in France

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of briard was in 1901

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“Briard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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