Meaning of “dachshund” in the English Dictionary

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"dachshund" in British English

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dachshundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdæk.sənd/ us /ˈdɑːks.hʊnd/ UK informal sausage dog, US informal wiener dog

Examples from literature

  • A dachshund has absolutely no sense of humour or lightness of spirits. 
  • After her, yapping eagerly, came five dachshunds. 
  • At the station there would always be two children playing with a dachshund. 
  • Dachshunds are evidently built for holes. 
  • The little dachshund came scampering into the shop and frisked about my feet. 

(Definition of “dachshund” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dachshund" in American English

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dachshundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑks·hʊnt, -hʊnd/ /ˈdɑk·sənd/

a type of dog that is small and has a long body and short legs

(Definition of “dachshund” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)