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pit bull terrier

Also called pit bull.
Origin of pit bull terrier
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • With a generous portion of pit bull among his assorted ancestors, the dog feared nothing.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for pit bull

pit bull terrier

a dog resembling the Staffordshire bull terrier but somewhat larger: developed for dog-fighting; it is not recognized by kennel clubs and is regarded as dangerous. It is not allowed in some countries, including the UK Also called American pit bull terrier
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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pit bull

noun phrase

An extremely vicious and aggressive person •Rottweiler is more common in British use: Perot hired legal pit bull Roy Cohn to sandbag the Vietnam Memorial because he hated the design (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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