Definitions

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  • n. Diminutive form for the West Highland White Terrier dog breed.
  • n. An inhabitant of the western suburbs of a city or town, stereotyped as of working class status and poor.
  • n. An intense fan of the Christian singer Matthew West.
  • n. A member of a criminal gang based in Hell's Kitchen on the west side of Manhattan.

Etymologies

From west +‎ -ie. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After she died and our Westie Cassidy came to live with us, she acquired the same habit but her cousin Westie Mr. Darcy never did.

    sarcler - French Word-A-Day

  • The Westie is a compact dog, with good balance and substance.

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  • When I was growing up, my family had a Westie, which is a little dog that looks just like a Scottie, but it's white.

    And You Know What Else

  • Wade's "Westie" background is something he will always be glad of.

    NZ On Screen

  • While the stereotypes and signature characteristics of the typical "Westie" are well established - thanks, in no small part, to

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • The hardy West Highland White Terrier, more commonly known as the "Westie," is known for its friendly, strong-willed personality and a remarkably bright white coat.

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  • I have a photo of our Westie, Bijou with half her body covered in black mud and the other half pristine!

    ebouriffe - French Word-A-Day

  • Jojo, my Westie, doesn't have her own luggage, a fancy travel crate, or a professional handler, she pretty much travels by car or stays with a friend if we, the humans, need to fly.

    Jodi Bettencourt: Extreme Doggie Travel

  • Jojo, my Westie, doesn t have her own luggage, a fancy travel crate, or a professional handler, she pretty much travels by car or stays with a friend if we, the humans, need to fly.

    Jodi Bettencourt: Extreme Doggie Travel

  • But when Cassidy died and our new Westie (a distant cousin of Cassidy and Mr. D.) arrived, she picked up the same face brushing habit of Saki and Cassidy.

    sarcler - French Word-A-Day

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