corgi

[kawr-gee]

Origin of corgi

1925–30; < Welsh, equivalent to cor dwarf + -gi, combining form of ci dog, cognate with Old Irish cú; see hound1
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corgi

noun
  1. either of two long-bodied short-legged sturdy breeds of dog, the Cardigan and the PembrokeAlso called: Welsh corgi

Word Origin for corgi

C20: from Welsh, from cor dwarf + ci dog
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Word Origin and History for corgi
n.

1926, from Welsh corgi, from cor "dwarf" + ci "dog" (see canine).

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