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dachshund

[ dahks-hoond, dak-suhnd, dash- ]
/ ˈdɑksˌhʊnd, ˈdækˌsənd, ˈdæʃ- /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for dachshund

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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