golden retriever


Definition of golden retriever

: any of a breed of medium-sized retrievers having a flat moderately long golden coat

Examples of golden retriever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The selfie showed a smiling Alizée — and was even photobombed by his golden retriever, Mabel! Stephanie Petit,, 3 Nov. 2021 Emma Farrauto’s nightly spooning partner is as long, soft and cushiony as the most deluxe body pillow: Riley, her 9-year-old golden retriever, who weighs a snuggly 67 pounds. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 One video, posted last month by The Epoch Times’s Taiwan page, shows a close-up of a golden retriever while a woman tries in vain to pry an apple from its mouth. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2021 And a golden retriever scoops up a number of tennis balls and fetches a new world record. CNN, 17 Oct. 2021 Breeds such as the Jack Russell terrier, golden retriever and beagle, among many others, are high-energy dogs and will require regular exercise, engagement and play periods. Washington Post, 26 June 2021 James didn’t waste any time and picked up a 6-month-old puppy named Shiloh, a mix of Great Pyrenees, Australian cattle dog, golden retriever and terrier. Harriet L. Blake, Dallas News, 1 June 2021 Some characters have walked right off the pages, including members of a buffoonish, tracksuit-wearing gang, as well as a one-eyed, pizza-loving golden retriever. Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 23 Nov. 2021 His favorite: That Starbucks cup, which includes a golden retriever in front of a Painted Lady. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of golden retriever

1908, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jan 2022

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English Language Learners Definition of golden retriever

: a type of dog that has long yellowish-brown fur

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