kees·​hond | \ ˈkās-ˌhȯnt How to pronounce keeshond (audio) \
plural keeshonden\ ˈkās-​ˌhȯn-​dən How to pronounce keeshond (audio) \

Definition of keeshond

: any of a Dutch breed of compact medium-sized dogs that have a dense heavy grayish coat and a foxy head

Examples of keeshond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ordinarily, teasing out a keeshond’s fur to its largest possible circumference is a key part of its pre-show grooming routine — and ordinarily, the prestigious event is held indoors. Washington Post, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of keeshond

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for keeshond

Dutch, probably from Kees, nickname for Cornelis Cornelius + hond dog, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English hund hound

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“Keeshond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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