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Chi·hua·hua 1

 (chə-wä′wä, chē-)
A city of northern Mexico south of Ciudad Juárez. The capital of the state of Chihuahua, it is a major commercial center for the northern region of the country.

Chi·hua·hua 2

 (chĭ-wä′wä, -wə)
A dog of a very small breed developed in Mexico, probably from an indigenous breed, having erect pointed ears and a soft usually short-haired coat.

[After Chihuahua1.]


(tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː; -wə)
1. (Placename) a state of N Mexico: mostly high plateau; important mineral resources, with many silver mines. Capital: Chihuahua. Pop: 728 000 (2005 est). Area: 247 087 sq km (153 194 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in N Mexico, capital of Chihuahua state. Pop: 650 000 (2000 est)
3. (Breeds) a breed of tiny dog originally from Mexico, having short smooth hair, large erect ears, and protruding eyes


(tʃɪˈwɑ wɑ, -wə)

1. a state in N Mexico. 2,793,537; 94,831 sq. mi. (245,610 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 516,153.
3. one of a Mexican breed of very small dogs with a rounded head, prominent eyes, and large erect ears.
ay, chihuahua - This interjection expresses surprise or shock—even dismay, annoyance, or resignation.
See also related terms for shock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chihuahua - a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico
Chihuahua - a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
2.Chihuahua - a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
Chihuahua - a city in northern Mexico in the state of Chihuahua; commercial center of northern Mexico
3.Chihuahua - an old breed of tiny short-haired dog with protruding eyes from Mexico held to antedate Aztec civilization
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets


[tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː] Nchihuahua m


chihuahua [tʃɪˈwɑːwə tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː] n (= dog) → chihuahua m


nChihuahua m


[ˌtʃɪˈwɑːwɑː] nchihuahua m inv
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