Origin of corgi

1925–30; < Welsh, equivalent to cor dwarf + -gi, combining form of ci dog, cognate with Old Irish cú; see hound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

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

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