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pinscher

[pin-sher] /ˈpɪn ʃər/
noun
1.
one of a group of related dogs including the Doberman pinscher, miniature pinscher, and affenpinscher.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; by shortening
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Word Origin and History for pinscher
n.

1926, from German Pinscher, also Pinsch, probably from English pinch, in reference to its "clipped" ears.

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