Schnauzer meaning

shnouzər
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A dog of any of three breeds of various sizes, the miniature schnauzer, standard schnauzer, and giant schnauzer, having a blunt muzzle with a bristly beard and a wiry salt-and-pepper or black coat.
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Any member of three breeds of sturdily built dog with a wiry, pepper-and-salt or black coat, whiskers, and bushy eyebrows, orig. bred in Germany: the standard schnauzer is 17 to 23 in (43.2-58 cm) high at the shoulder; the miniature schnauzer, 12 to 14 in (30.5-35.5 cm); the giant schnauzer, over 23.5 in (59.7 cm)
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A breed of dog originating in Germany.
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Origin of schnauzer

  • German from Schnauze snout alteration of Middle Low German snūte

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition