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[pom-uh-rey-nee-uh n, -reyn-yuh n] /ˌpɒm əˈreɪ ni ən, -ˈreɪn yən/
of, relating to, or characteristic of Pomerania.
one of a breed of small dogs having long, straight hair, erect ears, and a tail carried over the back.
a native or inhabitant of Pomerania.
Origin of Pomeranian
1750-60; Pomerani(a) + -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She was dressed in black jet, and brought with her a small Pomeranian dog.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • He was a German, a Pomeranian, I should say, judging from the dialect he spoke.

    In the Foreign Legion Erwin Rosen
  • For our geese we had grey Pomeranian beauties and immense white birds from Italy.

  • It was just about the time that Pomeranian dogs were first brought into England.

  • The Pomeranian was too scared, and Bungle and Popocatepetl were too angry.

  • He is the largest of the spitz family, of which the Pomeranian is the miniature member.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • Diesing has described a variety found in the Pomeranian dog as a separate species (Dibothrium serratum).

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • "You should let me give you a Pomeranian instead of that ungainly beast," said Leonard.

    Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • They resemble the Pomeranian breed, but are larger; their hair is long, very thick, and bushy.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • What splendid physic he is to Pomeranian puppies like myself!

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
British Dictionary definitions for Pomeranian


of or relating to Pomerania or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Pomerania, esp a German
a breed of toy dog of the spitz type with a long thick straight coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Pomeranian

type of dog, 1760, from Pomerania, former province of Prussia on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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