- one of a breed of small terriers having short legs, pendulous ears, and a long, wiry, pepper- or mustard-colored coat.
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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- 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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