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Pekingese

noun, Pe·king·ese \ˌpē-kə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs; -kiŋ-ˈēz, -ˈēs\

Simple Definition of Pekingese

  • : a small dog with a flat face and long, soft fur

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Pekingese

plural Pekingese or Pekinese

  1. 1 a :  the Chinese dialect of Beijing b :  a native or resident of Beijing

  2. 2 :  any of a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a broad flat face and a profuse long soft coat

Illustration of pekingese

1849

First Known Use of pekingese

1849

Variants of pekingese

or Pekinese play \ˌpē-kə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs; -kiŋ-ˈēz, -ˈēs\

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