American Staffordshire terrier

[ uh-mer-i-kuhn staf-erd-sheer ter-ee-er, ‐sher ]

  1. one of an American breed of strong, muscular terriers, originally developed in England, with a short, close-lying, stiff coat of any color or combination of colors except solid white.

Origin of American Staffordshire terrier

First recorded in 1965–70; its earlier name, the Staffordshire terrier, was first recorded in 1935–40; and the variant pit bull terrier was first recorded in 1940–45
  • Also called A·mer·i·can pit bull ter·ri·er, pit bull ter·ri·er, pit bull .
  • Formerly Staf·ford·shire ter·ri·er .

Words Nearby American Staffordshire terrier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024