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Rottweiler

[ rot-wahy-ler ]
/ ˈrɒt waɪ lər /
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noun

one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse, black coat with tan to brown markings.

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Origin of Rottweiler

1905–10; <German, after Rottweil city in southwest Germany; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for Rottweiler

Rottweiler
/ (ˈrɒtˌvaɪlə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for Rottweiler

German, named after Rottweil, German city where the dog was originally bred
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