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kelpie

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noun kel·pie \ˈkel-pē\

Definition of kelpie

  1. :  any of a breed of energetic working dogs developed in Australia from British sheepdogs

Origin and Etymology of kelpie

Kelpie, name of a dog of this breed


First Known Use: 1903


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kelpie

noun kel·pie

Definition of kelpie

  1. :  a water sprite of Scottish folklore that delights in or brings about the drowning of wayfarers

Origin and Etymology of kelpie

perhaps from Scottish Gaelic cailpeach, colpach heifer, colt


First Known Use: 1747


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