foo dog

noun, often capitalized F \ˈfü-\

Definition of FOO DOG

:  a mythical lion-dog used as a decorative motif in Far Eastern art

Variants of FOO DOG

foo dog or fu dog \ˈfü-\

Origin of FOO DOG

Chinese (Beijing) Buddha; from the use of such figures in ceramic or stone as guardians of Buddhist temples
First Known Use: 1953


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