keeshond

noun
kees·​hond | \ˈkās-ˌhȯnt \
plural keeshonden\ ˈkās-​ˌhȯn-​dən \

Definition of keeshond 

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

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about keeshond

Statistics for keeshond

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for keeshond

The first known use of keeshond was in 1926

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on keeshond

See words that rhyme with keeshond

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about keeshond

Comments on keeshond

What made you want to look up keeshond? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express warning or disapproval

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!