Definition of dachshund in English:

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dachshund

Pronunciation: /ˈdäksˌho͝ond/
Pronunciation: /ˈdäksənd/

noun

A dog of a short-legged, long-bodied breed.
Example sentences
  • Pekinese, bearded collies, dachshunds and Yorkshire terriers were among the 260 dogs seized at a single house in Lancashire last month.
  • If variety isn't the answer, then the key to the dachshund's popularity must be stature, for the dachshund is a small dog only in size.
  • Many sources suggest early breeders incorporated dachshunds and Italian greyhounds into their breeding programs.

Origin

Late 19th century: from German, literally 'badger dog' (the breed being originally used to dig badgers out of their setts).

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Syllabification: dachs·hund

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