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ter·ri·er

terrier

 
pronunciation:
te ri r
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of several breeds of dogs. Terriers are small, lively dogs that were originally bred to drive animals from their holes.
 
Word History
Terrier comes from early French words that together mean "dog of the earth." Terrier dogs were given this name because their prey lives in holes under the ground.
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