[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n]
  1. one of a breed of small dogs having long, straight hair, erect ears, and a tail carried over the back.
  2. a native or inhabitant of Pomerania.

Origin of Pomeranian

First recorded in 1750–60; Pomerani(a) + -an
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  1. of or relating to Pomerania or its inhabitants
  1. a native or inhabitant of Pomerania, esp a German
  2. a breed of toy dog of the spitz type with a long thick straight coat
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Word Origin and History for pomeranian



type of dog, 1760, from Pomerania, former province of Prussia on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.

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