Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an old breed of tiny short-coated dogs with protruding eyes, originating in Mexico, believed to antedate Aztec civilization.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of chihuahua. (the dog breed)
  • noun A desert state in northwestern Mexico.
  • noun The capital city of the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico
  • noun an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
  • noun a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau

Etymologies

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The origin of the name is not known for sure, but it is old, predating the Spanish, and is thought to derive from the Nahuatl Xicuahua ("dry, sandy place").

Examples

  • Miami chihuahua Conchita inherits millions IT IS anything but a dog's life for Conchita, a beloved Chihuahua whose eccentric owner bequeathed her a $US3 million ($3.43 million) trust fund - a move now being contested by the late heiress 'only son.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Miami chihuahua Conchita inherits millions IT IS anything but a dog's life for Conchita, a beloved Chihuahua whose eccentric owner bequeathed her a $US3 million ($3.43 million) trust fund - a move now being contested by the late heiress 'only son.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA, PG A luxury-loving little dog (voice of Drew Barrymore), lost in Mexico, must rely on a rough-and-ready Chihuahua (voice of George Lopez) to help her find her way home to Beverly Hills. (85 minutes)

    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette stories

  • These two routes can be combined into a natural circular route, especially for those arriving in Chihuahua from the north.

    Chihuahua City, Pancho Villa and Parral de Hidalgo

  • These two routes can be combined into a natural circular route, especially for those arriving in Chihuahua from the north.

    Chihuahua City, Pancho Villa and Parral de Hidalgo

  • These two routes can be combined into a natural circular route, especially for those arriving in Chihuahua from the north.

    Chihuahua City, Pancho Villa and Parral de Hidalgo

  • Everything in Chihuahua is extreme: the magnificent scenery, the soaring mountains, the sheer cliffs, the plunging canyons, the cascading waterfalls, and the forbidding deserts.

    Chihuahua

  • Everything in Chihuahua is extreme: the magnificent scenery, the soaring mountains, the sheer cliffs, the plunging canyons, the cascading waterfalls, and the forbidding deserts.

    Chihuahua

  • A child in Chihuahua is being prevented from attending school because his mother is HIV+.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • A child in Chihuahua is being prevented from attending school because his mother is HIV+.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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