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[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n]
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Pomerania.
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  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.
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Origin of Pomeranian

First recorded in 1750–60; Pomerani(a) + -an
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Historical Examples

  • Very different, in every respect, is the affair of the Pomeranian castle.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865


  • It was kept by a Pomeranian, and the waiters, without exception, were from the Fatherland.

  • Later on, he seemed to feel that the Pomeranian had come between him and Ethel.

    Ade's Fables

    George Ade

  • The Pomeranian was too scared, and Bungle and Popocatepetl were too angry.

  • As to Friedrich's Pomeranian quarrel, this is the figure of it.

British Dictionary definitions for pomeranian


  1. of or relating to Pomerania or its inhabitants
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  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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