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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)
n.
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.]

Chihuahua

(tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː; -wə)
n
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

Chi•hua•hua

(tʃɪˈwɑ wɑ, -wə)

n.
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
Translations

chihuahua

[tʃɪˈwɑːwɑː] Nchihuahua m

Chihuahua

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

chihuahua

nChihuahua m

chihuahua

[ˌtʃɪˈwɑːwɑː] nchihuahua m inv
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Jose Amarillo, their last hope, a recent convert, who had promised money, had been apprehended at his hacienda in Chihuahua and shot against his own stable wall.
Occasionally, two normalsized chihuahuas produce a very small pup, which is often poorly and dies.
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Overpopulation of Chihuahuas in California is forcing animal shelters to search for new homes for the breed.
Chihuahuas are known for being the smallest breed of dogs, typically weighing less than 6 pounds, though honing a reputation for being ill tempered and easily provoked.
Both of them are gentle as anything and they don't snap or bite like some chihuahuas.
Due to the large number of Chihuahuas at shelters in Oakland, CA, they have started shipping the dogs out of state, according to Megan Webb, director of Oakland Animal Services.
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Animal activists have blamed socialite Paris Hilton for the epidemic of abandoned Chihuahuas in California animal shelters.
Chihuahuas are the most prissy and pampered of small dogs and are annoying enough when they growl and bark - but imagine one that talks
Famous chihuahuas include Bruiser (real name Moonie), Elle Woods's companion in the Legally Blonde, movies and an unnamed pet belonging to Pedro the "Bumblebee Man" from The Simpsons.
I don't know if having six feisty Chihuahuas against one big gorilla does much.