spitz

[ spits ]
/ spɪts /

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.

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Origin of spitz

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

Definition for spitz (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for spitz (2 of 2)

Spitz
/ (spɪts) /

noun

Mark. born 1950, US swimmer, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games
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