German, from dachs badger + hund dog.
(Zoölogy) One of a breed of small dogs with short crooked legs, and long body; -- called also badger dog. There are two kinds, the rough- haired and the smooth-haired.
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German Dachs (“badger”) + Hund (“dog”)
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dachshund (plural dachshunds) A certain breed of dog having short legs and a long trunk, including miniature, long-haired, and short-haired varieties. 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XVI: Say what you will of dachshunds, their peculiar shape makes them the easiest breed of dog to trip over in existence.
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