bouvier

noun

a large powerful dog of a Belgian breed, having a rough shaggy coat: used esp for cattle herding and guarding

Word Origin for bouvier

C20: from French, literally: cowherd
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Contemporary Examples of bouvier

  • We dealt with Edith [Bouvier, the French journalist injured in the shelling] just like we would deal with one of our own.

  • Lost names, forsaken beliefs…Bouvier is fascinated too by the Westerners washed up in these out-of-the-way lands.

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    Great Weekend Reads

    The Daily Beast

    November 20, 2010

  • During these periods, Bouvier describes the rich cast of eccentrics he meets in joyful, minute detail.

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    Great Weekend Reads

    The Daily Beast

    November 20, 2010

  • Caroline has been raised all her life as a Bouvier, not a Kennedy—and a reticent female Bouvier at that.

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    Caroline: The Reasons Why

    Tina Brown

    January 5, 2009

Historical Examples of bouvier