silky terrier


Definition of silky terrier

: any of a breed of low-set toy terriers of Australian origin that have a flat silky glossy coat colored blue with tan on the head, chest, and legs

called also silky

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Recent Examples on the Web Peggi Winter worried about finding another facility to take care of Dillon, her 18-year-old silky terrier who is deaf and blind. Tilde Herrera,, "How dedicated dog lovers saved their canine day care in Oakland," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of silky terrier

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Silky terrier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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