Share this entry
Dandie Dinmont Line breaks: Dan¦die Din|mont
Pronunciation: /ˌdandɪ ˈdɪnmənt/

Definition of Dandie Dinmont in English:


A terrier of a breed from the Scottish Borders, with short legs, a long body, and a rough coat.
Example sentences
  • Although a very healthy breed, the Dandie Dinmont sometimes suffers from invertebral disk disease and glaucoma.
  • Nearly all Dandie Dinmonts have some white on the chest, and some have also white claws.
  • The Dandie Dinmont was used to kill pests in farms, a skill that they possess until today.


Early 19th century: named after a character in Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering who owned a special breed of terriers.

Definition of Dandie Dinmont in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources