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affenpinscher

[af-uh n-pin-sher] /ˈæf ənˌpɪn ʃər/
noun
1.
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.
Also called monkey pinscher, monkey dog.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < German, equivalent to Affen (combining form of Affe ape) + Pinscher terrier
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affenpinscher

/ˈæfənˌpɪnʃə/
noun
1.
a small wire-haired breed of dog of European origin, having tufts of hair on the muzzle
Word Origin
German, literally: monkey-terrier, so called because its face resembles a monkey's
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