schipperke

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noun schip·per·ke \ˈski-pər-kē, ˈshi-, -kə; -pərk\

Definition of schipperke

  1. :  any of a Belgian breed of small stocky black tailless dogs with foxy head and heavy coat

Origin and Etymology of schipperke

Flemish, diminutive of schipper skipper; from its use as a watchdog on boats — more at skipper


First Known Use: 1887


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