Definition of collie in English:

collie

Line breaks: col¦lie
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒli
 
/

noun (plural collies)

  • A sheepdog of a breed originating in Scotland, having a long pointed nose and long thick hair.
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    • By 1944, the Army accepted only five breeds: German shepherds, Belgian sheepdogs, Doberman pinschers, farm collies, and giant schnauzers.
    • He has his two sheepdogs - collies Joe and Jeff - hot on his heels.
    • They have six dogs in training - all pure breed collies trained for competition.

Origin

mid 17th century: perhaps from coal (the breed originally being black).

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