Boston terrier Word Origin noun
- one of an American breed of small, pug-faced, short-haired dogs having erect ears, a short tail, and a brindled or black coat with white markings.
Origin of Boston terrier An Americanism dating back to 1890–95 Also called Boston bull. British Dictionary definitions for boston bull Boston terrier Boston bull terrier noun
- a short stocky smooth-haired breed of terrier with a short nose, originally developed by crossing the French and English bulldogs with the English bull terrier