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

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 16 Feb. 2020.

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