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pinscher

[pin-sher]
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noun
  1. one of a group of related dogs including the Doberman pinscher, miniature pinscher, and affenpinscher.

Origin of pinscher

First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening
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Word Origin and History for pinscher

n.

1926, from German Pinscher, also Pinsch, probably from English pinch, in reference to its "clipped" ears.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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