dachshund

noun
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

Illustration of dachshund

Illustration of dachshund

Examples of dachshund in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two share a home in Midtown Manhattan with their dog, Hector, an Instagram-famous dachshund whose likeness has been translated to a collection of handbags that fetch between $1,500 and $17,000 apiece. Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Sep. 2022 The queen also owned dorgis (a mix of a corgi and a dachshund) and cocker spaniels, but corgis became well-known, thanks to her. Christina Barron, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2022 Lissy is a cocker spaniel, while Candy is of a mixed breed – a corgi and a dachshund. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 12 Sep. 2022 These came in addition to his now-signature Hector bag (named and shaped after Browne’s own dachshund), and his classic Mrs. Thom bag rendered in fluffy golden teddy bear material, ears included. José Criales-unzueta, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2022 Ivy, the dachshund is definitely one man’s best friend. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 21 June 2022 Frank has two pets, Pushpaw and Pupshaw, who look like the fraternal-twin offspring of a dachshund and a footstool. Sam Thielman, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2022 Heller, who often busks with his wire-haired dachshund, Django, can be found in various spots downtown during the warmer months. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2022 Chelsea Blackwell’s dachshund, Blue, disappeared Monday, and the distraught owner went in search. Bobby Caina Calvan, Chicago Tribune, 9 June 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dachshund.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of dachshund

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dachshund

German, from Dachs badger + Hund dog

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best dog products of the year.

Learn More About dachshund

Time Traveler for dachshund

Time Traveler

The first known use of dachshund was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near dachshund

dachs

dachshund

dachsie

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for dachshund

Last Updated

24 Sep 2022

Cite this Entry

“Dachshund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dachshund. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for dachshund

dachshund

noun
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

More from Merriam-Webster on dachshund

Nglish: Translation of dachshund for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dachshund

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!