[ shnou-zer; German shnou-tsuhr ]
/ ˈʃnaʊ zər; German ˈʃnaʊ tsər /
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one of a German breed of sturdy medium-sized dogs having a tight, wiry, pepper-and-salt or pure black coat, bristly eyebrows and beardlike whiskers, and a docked tail, used originally as a ratter and a guard dog and later used in police work.
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Also called standard schnauzer.
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She opened the front door and spoke over the yapping of her schnauzer.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family|Michael Daly|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On September 14, I reported that Pope Benedict XVI had made his pet schnauzer Dieter a cardinal.
British Dictionary definitions for schnauzer
/ (ˈʃnaʊtsə) /
a wire-haired breed of dog of the terrier type, originally from Germany, having a greyish coat and distinctive beard, moustache, and eyebrows
Word Origin for schnauzer
C19: from German Schnauze snout
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