[ keys-hond, kees- ]
/ ˈkeɪsˌhɒnd, ˈkis- /
noun, plural kees·hon·den [keys-hon-duhn, kees-]. /ˈkeɪsˌhɒn dən, ˈkis-/.
one of a Dutch breed of small dogs having thick, silver-gray hair tipped with black and a tail carried over the back.
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Origin of keeshond
1925–30; <Dutch, probably special use of Kees (shortening of proper name Cornelius) + hond dog; see hound1
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British Dictionary definitions for keeshond
/ (ˈkeɪsˌhɒnd, ˈkiːs-) /
noun plural -honds or -honden (-ˌhɒndən)
a breed of dog of the spitz type with a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail, originating in Holland
Word Origin for keeshond
C20: from Dutch, probably from Kees nickname for Cornelis Cornelius, from Latin + hond hound 1
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