brin·​dle | \ ˈbrin-dᵊl How to pronounce brindle (audio) \

Definition of brindle

1 : a brindled color
2 : a brindled animal

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Meet Lana, 3, a gorgeous, healthy 50 pound brindle adorabull adoptabull dog who has waited almost three months for her forever family to find her. Peggy Calhoun, idahostatesman, "Canyon County Pet of the Week: Lana," 8 July 2018 Monica Galetti | Mere, London Monica Galetti, best known as a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals, owns two dogs: Fynn, a three-year-old brindle Boxer; and Cole, a French Bulldog pup. Fortune, "'He Can Spot Anything Cheap.' How Top Chefs Spoil Their Dogs," 23 June 2018 At that time, Valentine’s champion was a three-year-old red brindle named Carpo who was harnessed up to the jenny—what Curro had christened the Carousel of Death. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 Gus is 3 years old, weighs about 60 pounds, is white- and brindle-colored, is neutered and was last seen wearing a royal blue invisible fence collar. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "'We are praying for everyone': Family of Gus the bulldog theft suspect offers apology," 18 Apr. 2018 After contacting Delta to find his 8-week-old white-and-brindle puppy, Schlaich soon learned that Ren’s plane, which had departed on March 17, did not travel from Virginia to Minneapolis then to Boise, as planned, CNN reports. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Delta sends puppy to the wrong destination," 20 Mar. 2018 My greatest relief was that Jack, the brindle bulldog with a terrific bark, survived the transfer intact. Jean Zimmerman, New York Times, "The Story of Louisa Alcott’s Baby Sister, and Other Characters From Literature’s Sidelines," 29 Sep. 2017 A TV and a 16-week-old brindle pit bull puppy were stolen from a residence entered through a front door. Sarah Lane, Washington Post, "Prince William County crime report," 31 May 2017 Bruce, 4, is a 70-pound neutered male brindle and white boxer mix. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Bruce," 29 May 2017

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First Known Use of brindle

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for brindle

brindle, adjective

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