dachs·​hund | \ ˈdäks-ˌhu̇nt How to pronounce dachshund (audio) , -ˌhu̇nd How to pronounce dachshund (audio) ; ˈdäk-sənt; especially British ˈdak-sənd \

Definition of dachshund

: any of a breed of long-bodied, short-legged dogs of German origin that occur in short-haired, long-haired, and wirehaired varieties

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Recent Examples on the Web Earlier in the competition, the Scottish deerhound won the Hound Group, which consisted of 28 breeds, NBC Sports reports, including the Afghan hound and the dachshund. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, ""Claire" the Scottish deerhound wins Best in Show at 2020 National Dog Show," 26 Nov. 2020 Choose either a poodle or a dachshund (who is sporting a Rudolph nose and antlers!). Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "41 gifts for pets and the people who love them," 20 Nov. 2020 Me, as a three-year-old, playing with the neighbor’s dog, a plump and lazy dachshund named Sancho. Eduardo Halfon, The New York Review of Books, "Canción," 9 Nov. 2020 There was a dachshund, Rottweiler and beagle, but no golden retriever. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Doctors, nurses . . . dogs? A hospital’s furry workers help kids feel better.," 14 Sep. 2020 An Instagram post on Aug. 31 showed a senior dachshund named Chloe lying on her back, paws up, wearing a diaper like a newborn. Brent Schrotenboer, USA TODAY, "Dog days of the pandemic create a thriving economy for man's best friend," 2 Sep. 2020 One of McDonnell’s favorite features in front of the stove is a heated floor where her two dogs, Honeybun, a long-haired dachshund, and Peanuts, a Maltese, take turns sitting. Diane Fiske, Philly.com, "1938 Montgomery County home is transformed for modern living," 17 Feb. 2018 Kylie's been posting tons of snaps of the dachshund pup doing all sorts of adorable activities, like chewing on a designer bag charm and nuzzling Kendall's neck, as celeb dogs do. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner's New Puppy Is Officially the Most Spoiled Member of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan," 15 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of dachshund

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dachshund

German, from Dachs badger + Hund dog

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“Dachshund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dachshund. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dachshund

: a small type of dog that has a long body, very short legs, and long ears


dachs·​hund | \ ˈdäks-ˌhu̇nt How to pronounce dachshund (audio) , ˈdäk-sənt \

Kids Definition of dachshund

: a small dog of German origin with a long body, short legs, and long drooping ears

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