[ vahy-muh-rah-ner, wahy-, wahy-muh-rey- ]
/ ˈvaɪ məˌrɑ nər, ˈwaɪ-, ˈwaɪ məˌreɪ- /


one of a German breed of hunting dogs having a smooth silver-gray to dark-gray coat, a cropped tail, and blue-gray or amber eyes.

Origin of Weimaraner

1940–45; < German, after Weimar; see -an, -er1
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/ (ˈvaɪməˌrɑːnə, ˈwaɪməˌrɑː-) /


a breed of hunting dog, having a very short sleek grey coat and short tail

Word Origin for Weimaraner

C20: named after Weimar, where the breed was developed
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Word Origin and History for weimaraner



dog breed, 1943, from Weimar, german city, + German suffix -aner indicating "of this place." Originally bred as a hunting dog in the Weimar region.

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