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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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called Boston bull.
Origin of Boston terrier
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Words nearby Boston terrier
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British Dictionary definitions for Boston terrier
Boston bull terrier
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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