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 His Tara Foundation, named in honor of his favorite golden retriever, takes in dogs of all sizes who need forever homes. Oline H. Cogdill, Sun Sentinel, 3 July 2024 Alex and her husband Mauricio announced the news over the weekend via an adorable gender reveal video featuring their golden retriever George. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 2 July 2024 The 5 year-old dog — with 2,000 hours of training under his collar — is one of 130 golden retrievers in 29 states that make up the K-9 Comfort Dog program. Daniel McFadin,, 30 June 2024 In her social media post about the new puppy, Alex shared a carousel of pictures of George, who appears to be a golden retriever. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 23 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for golden retriever 

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden retriever was in 1908

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“Golden retriever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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golden retriever

: any of a breed of medium-sized retrievers that have a coat of golden hair of medium length

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