"cheese hound" -- query

A. Maberry maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Fri Jul 6 14:41:01 UTC 2001

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:

> reminiscence of "cheese hound" in the above sense or of "keeshond"
> (etymologically unrelated AFAIK).

My Dutch dictionary lists "keeshond" as "keeshond" [no etymology given],
Dutch Barge Dog, Pomeranian[!], P. dog[?!]. Also, the Dutch word for
cheese is "kaas" not "kees".

I agree with dInIs and his explanation of "cheese-hound". It almost
certainly has nothing to do with "keeshond" since the breed was only
recognized by the AKC in 1930. That wouldn't prevent the writer from being
familiar with the breed, but IMHO makes it highly unlikely.

maberry at u.washington.edu

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