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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [dahks-hoo nt, -hoo nd, -uh nd, daks-, dash-]
    • /ˈdɑksˌhʊnt, -ˌhʊnd, -ənd, ˈdæks-, ˈdæʃ-/
    • /ˈdæk.sənd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dahks-hoo nt, -hoo nd, -uh nd, daks-, dash-]
    • /ˈdɑksˌhʊnt, -ˌhʊnd, -ənd, ˈdæks-, ˈdæʃ-/

Definitions of dachshund word

  • countable noun dachshund A dachshund is a small dog that has very short legs, a long body, and long ears. 3
  • noun dachshund a long-bodied short-legged breed of dog 3
  • noun dachshund any of a breed of small dog with a long body, short legs, and drooping ears, of three varieties — smooth (or short-haired), long-haired, and wire-haired 3
  • noun dachshund one of a German breed of dogs having short legs, a long body and ears, and a usually tan or black-and-tan coat. 1
  • noun dachshund A dog of a short- legged, long-bodied breed. 1
  • noun dachshund short-legged dog 1

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Origin of dachshund

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
1840-50; < German, equivalent to Dachs badger + Hund dog

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dachshund popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for dachshund

noun dachshund

  • mongrel — a dog of mixed or indeterminate breed.
  • canine — Canine means relating to dogs.
  • mutt — a dog, especially a mongrel.
  • afghan — Afghan means belonging or relating to Afghanistan, or to its people or language.
  • pointer — a person or thing that points.

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