Dachshund - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɑːkshʊnd|  American pronunciation of the word dachshund
Brit.  |ˈdakshʊnd|  British pronunciation of the word dachshund

noun

- small long-bodied short-legged German breed of dog having a short sleek coat and long drooping ears; suited for following game into burrows (syn: dachsie)

Examples

The name "dachshund" is of German origin and literally means "badger dog", from Dachs ("badger") and Hund ("dog").

Word forms

noun
singular: dachshund
plural: dachshunds
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