one of a French breed of small, bat-eared dogs having a large, square head, a short tail, and a short, sleek coat.
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Origin of French bulldog
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for french bulldog
a small stocky breed of dog with a sleek coat, usually brindled or pied, a large square head, and large erect rounded ears
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