Definition of dachshund noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dachshund

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdæksnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkshʊnd//
 
(also British English, informal sausage dog) Domesticated mammals
 
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a small dog with a long body, long ears and very short legs See related entries: Domesticated mammals Word Origin late 19th cent.: from German, literally ‘badger dog’ (the breed being originally used to dig badgers out of their setts).
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