[ dan-dee din-mont ]
/ ˈdæn di ˈdɪn mɒnt /
one of a breed of small terriers having short legs, pendulous ears, and a long, wiry, pepper- or mustard-colored coat.
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Origin of Dandie Dinmont
First recorded in 1840–50; after a character in Scott's novel, Guy Mannering, who owned two such terriers
Words nearby Dandie Dinmont
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How to use Dandie Dinmont in a sentence
These two looked as if they might be scions of the aristocracy, while Dandie and the Wrig were fat little yokels of another sort.
Dandie, who was a staunch Loyalist, as well as a stout yeoman, seemed equally pleased with his companion.
The chorus of Dandie's tow-headed youngsters burst into one unanimous howl.
It was no more than three-quarters of an hour that Bertram and Dandie Dinmont had to keep their watch.
Dandie immediately, without being ordered, ran to the place and brought off the hat and gloves, which he presented to the owner.
British Dictionary definitions for Dandie Dinmont
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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