Meaning of Weimaraner in English:


Pronunciation /ˈvʌɪməˌrɑːnə/ /ˈwʌɪməˌrɑːnə/


  • A dog of a thin-coated, typically grey breed of pointer used as a gun dog.

    ‘The Weimaraner is an excellent gun dog, which originally hunted big game.’
    • ‘Examples are Basset Hounds, Greyhounds, Beagles, Dachshunds, Afghans and the Weimaraner.’
    • ‘The early German shepherd dog, Great Dane, schnauzer and Weimaraner are also mentioned as influences.’
    • ‘They escaped by climbing through a back window before turning back to search for Holly, a Weimaraner, they had left in their car.’
    • ‘Vincent remembered watching a Weimaraner as a child.’
    • ‘They are now offering a £500 reward for the safe return of their Weimaraner.’
    • ‘The presence of rare breeds like English Mastiff and Weimaraner added charm to the show.’
    • ‘Mrs Jordan has two Weimaraner dogs, which she enjoys walking in the forest.’


1940s from German, from Weimar in Germany, where the breed was developed.