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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [af-uh n-pin-sher]
    • /ˈæf ənˌpɪn ʃər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [af-uh n-pin-sher]
    • /ˈæf ənˌpɪn ʃər/

Definitions of affenpinscher word

  • noun affenpinscher a small wire-haired breed of dog of European origin, having tufts of hair on the muzzle 3
  • noun affenpinscher any of a breed of small dogs, with a stiff, wiry coat of black, red, or gray and facial features that resemble those of a monkey 3
  • noun affenpinscher one of a breed of toy dogs having a dense, wiry, red or gray coat with tufts of hair around the eyes, nose, and chin, cropped ears, and a docked tail. 1
  • noun affenpinscher A breed of toy dog bred in Western Europe. 0

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Origin of affenpinscher

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05; < German, equivalent to Affen (combining form of Affe ape) + Pinscher terrier

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affenpinscher popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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