spitz

[ spits ]
/ spɪts /
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noun

any of several dogs having a stocky body, a thick coat, erect, pointed ears, and a tail curved over the back, as a chow chow, Pomeranian, or Samoyed.

Nearby words

  1. spitting snake,
  2. spittle,
  3. spittle insect,
  4. spittlebug,
  5. spittoon,
  6. spitz, mark andrew,
  7. spitzbergen,
  8. spitzenburg,
  9. spiv,
  10. spivving

Origin of spitz

First recorded in 1835–45, spitz is from the German word spitz pointed

Spitz

[ spits ]
/ spɪts /

noun

Mark (Andrew),born 1950, U.S. swimmer: winner of seven gold medals in 1972 summer Olympic Games.
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British Dictionary definitions for spitz

spitz

/ (spɪts) /

noun

any of various breeds of dog characterized by very dense hair, a stocky build, a pointed muzzle, erect ears, and a tightly curled tail

Word Origin for spitz

C19: from German, from spitz pointed

Spitz

/ (spɪts) /

noun

Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for spitz

Spitz

n.

breed of small Pomeranian dog, 1842, from German Spitz (occasionally Spitzhund), from spitz "pointed" (see spit (n.)). So called from the shape of its muzzle.

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