- The definition of a chihuahua is a small dog originally from Mexico with pointed ears and short fur.
An example of a chihuahua is the dog owned by socialite, Paris Hilton.
A brown and white Chihuahua.
- state of N Mexico, on the U.S. border: 95,401 sq mi (247,088 sq km); pop. 2,442,000
- capital of this state: pop. 531,000
Origin of ChihuahuaAfter Chihuahua1.
- Alternative capitalization of Chihuahua.
The origin of the name is not known for sure, but it is old, predating the Spanish, and is thought to derive from the Nahuatl Xicuahua (“dry, sandy place”).
From the name of the above state of Mexico.