Meaning of TERRIER in English


/ ˈteriə(r); NAmE / noun

a small active dog. There are many types of terrier.

—see also bull terrier , Jack Russell , pit bull terrier , Yorkshire terrier

For more information see the Cultural Guide



late Middle English : from Old French (chien) terrier earth (dog), from medieval Latin terrarius , from Latin terra earth.

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