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Morkie

[ mawr-kee ]
/ ˈmɔr ki /
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noun

a dog crossbred from a Maltese dog and a Yorkshire terrier: Yes, these six-pound Morkies are full grown—they had a birth weight of about six ounces!

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Also called Mal·tese York·ie [mawl-teez-yawr-kee, -tees], /mɔlˈtiz ˈyɔr ki, -ˈtis/, Mork·shire ter·ri·er [mawrk-sheer ter-ee-er, -sher] /ˈmɔrk ʃɪər ˈtɛr i ər, -ʃər/ .

Origin of Morkie

First recorded in 2010–15; M(altese) + (Y)orkie
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