cor·​gi ˈkȯr-gē How to pronounce corgi (audio)
plural corgis

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Enlarge / An example of SAM selecting the outline of a corgi in a photo. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 5 Apr. 2023 Joyce Zhao, a 33-year-old jewelry designer, moved from Beijing to Dali in February with her husband and her pet corgi. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2023 Greeting well-wishers who gathered outside the market, the prince was charmed by a local corgi — famously his mother's favorite dog breed. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 7 Sep. 2022 Kaya the corgi is named for kaya the jam, a sweet coconut-and-egg concoction ubiquitous in Southeast Asia, where it’s often spread thickly on toast. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 9 Oct. 2020 The following year, another one of Anne's Bull Terriers attacked another dog — a corgi belonging to Queen Elizabeth II. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 19 Jan. 2023 The palace did, however, release an emoji for the late Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee in the form of a cartoon corgi. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2023 Johnson, who has a purebred corgi playing in this year’s game, says Puppy Bowl dispels a lot of misconceptions about shelter dogs. Julia M. Chan, CNN, 9 Feb. 2023 But a king's ransom awaits you with A Royal Corgi Christmas (Hallmark, Nov. 25), where a prince who's about to assume the throne gifts his mother a rambunctious corgi named Mistletoe, who's in desperate need of a trainer. Dan Snierson,, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History


Welsh, from cor dwarf + ci dog

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corgi was in 1926

Dictionary Entries Near corgi

Cite this Entry

“Corgi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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