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

Examples of sheltie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owners Robert and Marilyn in Papillion, Neb., caught sheltie Cuan in a big smile! Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2020 Photos of Shetland sheepdogs — shelties — caught our eye., 24 Oct. 2019 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, 9 June 2017

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Word History


probably from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander

First Known Use

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sheltie was in 1650

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“Sheltie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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