[ af-uh n-pin-sher ]
/ ˈæf ənˌpɪn ʃər /
one of a breed of toy dogs having a dense, wiry, red or gray coat with tufts of hair around the eyes, nose, and chin, cropped ears, and a docked tail.
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Also called monkey pinscher, monkey dog.
Origin of affenpinscher
1900–05; < German, equivalent to Affen (combining form of Affe ape) + Pinscher terrier
Words nearby affenpinscher
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British Dictionary definitions for affenpinscher
/ (ˈæfənˌpɪnʃə) /
a small wire-haired breed of dog of European origin, having tufts of hair on the muzzle
Word Origin for affenpinscher
German, literally: monkey-terrier, so called because its face resembles a monkey's
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