pit bull

noun

Definition of pit bull

  1. 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. 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>

1927

First Known Use of pit bull

1927



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