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Boston terrier

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noun
  1. one of an American breed of small, pug-faced, short-haired dogs having erect ears, a short tail, and a brindled or black coat with white markings.
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Origin of Boston terrier

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Also called Boston bull.
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Boston terrier

Boston bull terrier

noun
  1. a short stocky smooth-haired breed of terrier with a short nose, originally developed by crossing the French and English bulldogs with the English bull terrier
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