or shel·tie

[ shel-tee ]
/ ˈʃɛl ti /

noun, plural shel·ties. Informal.

Origin of shelty

1640–50; shelt (< Old Norse hjaltr native of Shetland) + -y2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sheltie

  • I had no bridle for my sheltie, but only a halter; and Joseph rode without a saddle.

  • I asked our guide, a lad of fourteen years of age, what was the average price of a sheltie.

    Letters of a Traveller|William Cullen Bryant
  • "People might be walking about," I said to Angus when he lifted me from Sheltie's back.

    The White People|Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • We could get but one bridle here, which, according to the maxim detur digniori, was appropriated to Dr. Johnson's sheltie.

British Dictionary definitions for sheltie



/ (ˈʃɛltɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Word Origin for sheltie

C17: probably from Orkney dialect sjalti, from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander, from Hjaltland Shetland
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