shelty

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Etymology[edit]

Probably ultimately representing Old Norse Hjalti (Shetlander).

Noun[edit]

shelty (plural shelties)

  1. A Shetland pony; any small pony.
    • 1817, Walter Scott, Rob Roy:
      ‘You, sir, doubtless, are well mounted, and I for the present travel on foot, or on a Highland shelty, that does not help me much faster forward.’
  2. Sheepdog.
  3. (rare) A Shetlander.

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