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foo dog

noun, often capitalized F \ˈfü-\

Definition of foo dog

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

Variants of 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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to manage or play awkwardly

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