shelty

shelty

[shel-tee]
noun, plural shelties. Informal.
Also, sheltie.


Origin:
1640–50; shelt (< Old Norse hjaltr native of Shetland) + -y2

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sheltie or shelty (ˈʃɛltɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
Shetland pony another name for Shetland sheepdog
 
[C17: probably from Orkney dialect sjalti, from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander, from Hjaltland Shetland]
 
shelty or shelty
 
n
 
[C17: probably from Orkney dialect sjalti, from Old Norse Hjalti Shetlander, from Hjaltland Shetland]

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