Dandie Dinmont

[dan-dee din-mont]

Origin of Dandie Dinmont

First recorded in 1840–50; after a character in Scott's novel, Guy Mannering, who owned two such terriers
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British Dictionary definitions for dandie dinmont

Dandie Dinmont

noun
  1. a breed of small terrier with a long coat and drooping earsAlso called: Dandie Dinmont terrier

Word Origin for Dandie Dinmont

C19: named after a character who owned two terriers in Guy Mannering (1815), a novel by Sir Walter Scott
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