dachshund

[ dahks-hoo nt, -hoo nd, -uh nd, daks-, dash- ]
/ ˈdɑksˌhʊnt, -ˌhʊnd, -ənd, ˈdæks-, ˈdæʃ- /

noun

one of a German breed of dogs having short legs, a long body and ears, and a usually tan or black-and-tan coat.

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Origin of dachshund

1840–50; < German, equivalent to Dachs badger + Hund dog
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dachshund

/ (ˈdæksˌhʊnd, German ˈdakshʊnt) /

noun

a long-bodied short-legged breed of dog

Word Origin for dachshund

C19: from German, from Dachs badger + Hund dog, hound 1
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