- one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse, black coat with tan to brown markings.
Origin of Rottweiler
1905–10; < German, after Rottweil city in southwest Germany; see -er1
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- a breed of large robustly built dog with a smooth coat of black with dark tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. It was previously a docked breed
- (often not capital) an aggressive, ruthless, and unscrupulous person
German, named after Rottweil, German city where the dog was originally bred
Word Origin and History for rottweiler
1907, from Rottweil, town in Württemberg, southern Germany.
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