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

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Under her creative watch, a cake takes on the look of an adorable corgi or panda. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "Stanford student Rachel Fong’s ‘Kawaii Sweet World’," 26 July 2019 Stewart, the adorable corgi who played Captain Raymond Holt’s dog Cheddar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died. Rachel Yang,, "The dog who played Cheddar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine has died," 11 July 2019 The exes’ loss of Dolly comes a little over eight years after Aniston’s Welsh corgi-terrier mix, Norman, died at the age of 15. Jen Juneau,, "Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux Reunite to Say Goodbye to Dog Dolly: 'Most Loyal Family Member'," 29 July 2019 One-One, a spherical robot with two personalities, and Atticus, a royal corgi. Los Angeles Times, "‘Infinity Train’ tackles issues many kids shows avoid. The creator is proud of that," 8 Aug. 2019 But one lucky visitor's jaunt through Liz's gardens left us eyeing something a little less common: a delightfully quirky, strangely adorable statue of a corgi, the Queen's preferred breed of dog. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "I Need This Amazing Corgi Sculpture in Queen Elizabeth's Garden," 30 May 2019 So today, dedicate your double-double to our favorite TV corgi. Rachel Yang,, "The dog who played Cheddar on Brooklyn Nine-Nine has died," 11 July 2019 The corgi butt coffee mugs, at $16, were moving faster than most corgis. Steve Rubenstein,, "5th Corgi Con draws 1,000 dogs to Ocean Beach — and many admirers as well," 15 June 2019 For one day, the Santa Anita racetrack went from Seabiscuit to dog biscuits, as 100 corgis scooted 125 feet during the second annual Corgi Nationals. Christian Science Monitor, "USA | Society," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of corgi

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corgi

Welsh, from cor dwarf + ci dog

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