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corgi Line breaks: corgi
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːɡi/
(also Welsh corgi)

Definition of corgi in English:

noun (plural corgis)

A dog of a short-legged breed with a foxlike head.
Example sentences
  • The dogs included shih-tzus, dachshunds, lhasa apsos, bearded collies, corgis, chihuahuas, poodles, Pekinese and Yorkshire terriers.
  • We don't want our nation overrun by a host of poodles, corgis or pit bull terriers.
  • Baby Puppy in Show went to a corgi (an older corgi took Best in Show as well) but Millie stepped out very nicely.


1920s: from Welsh, from cor 'dwarf' + ci 'dog'.

  • Not many English words derive from Welsh, but corgi is one of them, literally ‘a dwarf dog’, from Welsh cor ‘dwarf’ and ci ‘dog’. Others include coracle (mid 16th century), flummery (early 17th century) originally in the food sense from Welsh llymru, flannel (probably), and penguin.

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