Definition of Affenpinscher in English:

Affenpinscher

noun

  • A dog of a small breed resembling a griffin.

    • ‘Today, the German smooth-haired pinscher is considered the stepfather of several German breeds, including affenpinschers.’
    • ‘The Affenpinscher's name describes it well: 'Affen' meaning monkey and 'Pinscher' meaning terrier.’
    • ‘Although shaggy, given its almost one-inch coat, the general appearance of an Affenpinscher is neat.’
    • ‘Seeing off the postman is a high point in an affenpinscher's daily routine that is hard to suppress.’
    • ‘The affenpinscher is thought to be the most suitable for a family pet as it is very intelligent and easy to train.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from German, from Affe monkey + Pinscher terrier.

Pronunciation:

Affenpinscher

/ˈäfənˌpin(t)SHər/