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schipperke

[ skip-er-kee, -kuh ]
/ ˈskɪp ər ki, -kə /
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noun
one of a Belgian breed of small dogs having erect ears and a thick, black coat, originally used as a watchdog on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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Origin of schipperke

1885–90; <dialectal Dutch: little boatman, equivalent to schipperskipper1 + -ke-kin
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British Dictionary definitions for schipperke

schipperke
/ (ˈʃɪpəkɪ, ˈskɪp-) /

noun
a small Dutch breed of tailless dog with a foxy head, pricked ears, and usually a black coat

Word Origin for schipperke

C19: from Dutch, literally: little boatman (from its use as a guard dog on canal barges). See skipper 1
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