brin·​dle ˈbrin-dᵊl How to pronounce brindle (audio)
: a brindled color
: a brindled animal

Examples of brindle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The police department alleges that the suspect, Zachary T. Hay, 29, called an adult Black man a racial slur before ordering his dog — a brindle pit bull — to attack him. Raven Brunner, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 Stewart met Dipper, a brindle pit bull mix, about 12 years ago when the puppy was brought to the shelter to be treated and rehabilitated after being hit by a car and losing his leg in Brooklyn, Lacey said. Cathy Free, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 According to a police report, the criminal charges stemmed from the death of Jack, his 50-pound, 8-month-old white and brown brindle dog. Scott Travis, Sun Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2023 The pups are described as pug Boston terrier mixes with brindle coats. Fox19 Digital Staff, The Enquirer, 9 Mar. 2023 Boston Terriers come in two coat varieties: black and white or brindle and white. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 The dog was described as a reverse brindle: blue and gray in color with a white chest. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 31 Dec. 2022 Boxers come in two coat varieties: fawn and brindle. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 The pair abandoned the brown brindle pit bull-type puppy in a crate in the 15500 block of El Estado Drive, near Coit and Arapaho Road, police said. Dallas News, 19 Apr. 2022

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Word History


brindle, adjective

First Known Use

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of brindle was in 1696

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“Brindle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


brin·​dle ˈbrin-dᵊl How to pronounce brindle (audio)
: a brindled color or animal
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