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silky terrier

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noun

one of an Australian breed of toy dogs having a long, silky, blue coat with tan markings and erect ears, a topknot, and a docked tail.

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Also called Sydney silky.

Origin of silky terrier

First recorded in 1955–60
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silky terrier

noun

another name for a Sydney silky
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