shel·​tie | \ ˈshel-tē How to pronounce sheltie (audio) \
variants: or shelty
plural shelties

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Truitt, a black and white sheltie, divides his time between Overlake, the Swedish Medical Center Issaquah Campus and several nursing homes on the Eastside. Lynn Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Therapy dogs: With soft eyes and furry ears, these volunteers at Overlake and other area hospitals reassure patients, families," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of sheltie

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sheltie

probably from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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