Definition of Affenpinscher in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈäfənˌpin(t)SHər/


A dog of a small breed resembling a griffin.
Example sentences
  • Today, the German smooth-haired pinscher is considered the stepfather of several German breeds, including affenpinschers.
  • The affenpinscher is thought to be the most suitable for a family pet as it is very intelligent and easy to train.
  • Seeing off the postman is a high point in an affenpinscher's daily routine that is hard to suppress.


Early 20th century: from German, from Affe 'monkey' + Pinscher 'terrier'.

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Syllabification: Af·fen·pin·scher

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