Etymology
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pinscher (n.)

type of short-coated terrier, 1926, from German Pinscher, also Pinsch, which is probably from English pinch, in reference to its "clipped" ears.

updated on June 17, 2020

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Definitions of pinscher from WordNet

pinscher (n.)
any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped;
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