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golden retriever

one of an English breed of retrievers having a thick, flat or wavy, golden coat.
Origin of golden retriever
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Close beside him lay Prince, his golden retriever; so close that he could feel the dog's warm body through his thin shirt.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for golden retriever

golden retriever

a compact large breed of dog having a silky coat of flat or wavy hair of a gold or dark-cream colour, well-feathered on the legs and tail
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golden retriever

noun phrase

A successful motion-picture executive: A golden retriever is a studio executive with the ability to outrun everyone else and bring in the hottest scripts, actors, or directors

[1990s+; fr the name of a kind of dog]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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