Rottweiler [rot-wahy-ler] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. one of a German breed of large, powerful dogs having a short, coarse, black coat with tan to brown markings.

Origin of Rottweiler 1905–10; German, after Rottweil city in southwest Germany; see -er1 Examples from the Web for rottweiler Contemporary Examples of rottweiler

  • He shunned daylight hours, and would go out only in the dark to walk his dog, a Rottweiler named Oso.

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  • He’ll be home with his partner of 10 years, Monte Lapka, and their dog Zora, a mix between a Rottweiler and a Labrador.

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  • In Quantum, Bond is still inexperienced, unaware of himself, and about as romantic as a rottweiler.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for rottweiler Rottweiler noun

    1. a breed of large robustly built dog with a smooth coat of black with dark tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. It was previously a docked breed
    2. (often not capital) an aggressive, ruthless, and unscrupulous person

    Word Origin for Rottweiler German, named after Rottweil, German city where the dog was originally bred Word Origin and History for rottweiler Rottweiler n.

    1907, from Rottweil, town in Württemberg, southern Germany.

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