- any of several dogs having a stocky body, a thick coat, erect, pointed ears, and a tail curved over the back, as a chow chow, Pomeranian, or Samoyed.
Origin of spitz
First recorded in 1835–45, spitz is from the German word spitz pointed
- Mark (Andrew),born 1950, U.S. swimmer: winner of seven gold medals in 1972 summer Olympic Games.
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Examples from the Web for spitz
In January 1948, Spitz again fell under suspicion for his role in the looting of art in Europe during the war.
On 18 May, Spitz led Moore to Prien, where they located a large collection of trunks and crates belonging to Schwend.
Spitz impressed Michaelis as “reliable, trustworthy and intelligent… [and] willing to cooperate.”
In an effort to get Schwend to talk, Michaelis took Spitz to Stadelhelm prison.
In this capacity, Spitz provided information on the German Red Cross and the Bavarian Separatist Movement in southern Germany.
This hotel was kept by a man named Spitz, who looked his name to perfection.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
Wherever his fangs struck for the softer flesh, they were countered by the fangs of Spitz.
Then he warmed up and enveloped Spitz in a whirlwind of rushes.
Despite the pain and helplessness, Spitz struggled madly to keep up.
You see he is a Spitz; but do not be frightened: he will never have hydrophobia.
- any of various breeds of dog characterized by very dense hair, a stocky build, a pointed muzzle, erect ears, and a tightly curled tail
C19: from German, from spitz pointed
- Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for spitz
breed of small Pomeranian dog, 1842, from German Spitz (occasionally Spitzhund), from spitz "pointed" (see spit (n.)). So called from the shape of its muzzle.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper