Staffordshire bull terrier

[ staf-erd-sheer bool ter-ee-er, ‐sher ]

  1. one of an English breed of strong, stocky, muscular dogs having a broad skull and a smooth coat, in combinations of red, white, black, or blue, originally raised for bullbaiting and later dogfighting, but now bred as a companion dog.

Origin of Staffordshire bull terrier

First recorded in 1935–40
  • Also Informal, staf·fy [staf-ee] /ˈstæf i/ .

Words Nearby Staffordshire bull terrier Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for Staffordshire bull terrier

Staffordshire bull terrier

  1. a breed of smooth-coated terrier with a stocky frame and generally a pied or brindled coat: See also bull terrier

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