pinscher

pinscher

[pin-sher]
noun
one of a group of related dogs including the Doberman pinscher, miniature pinscher, and affenpinscher.

Origin:
1925–30; by shortening

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pinscher
1926, from Ger. Pinscher, probably from Eng. pinch, in reference to its "clipped" ears.
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