Definition of Dandie Dinmont in English:

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Dandie Dinmont

Pronunciation: /ˌdandē ˈdinˌmänt/

noun

A terrier of a breed 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: Dan·die Din·mont

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