pit bull

noun
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of pit bull

1 or pit bull terrier : a muscular, short-haired, stocky dog (such as an American pit bull terrier or American Staffordshire terrier) of any of several breeds or a hybrid with one or more of these breeds that was originally developed for fighting and is noted for strength, stamina, and tenacity
2 : an aggressive and tenacious person

Examples of pit bull in a Sentence

  1. a pit bull who won't let anyone stand in her way to the top of the corporate ladder

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First Known Use of pit bull

1927



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