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shih tzu

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noun, often capitalized S&T \ˈshēd-ˈzü, ˈshēt-ˈsü\

Definition of shih tzu

plural

shih tzus

also

shih tzu

  1. :  any of an old Chinese breed of toy dogs that have a square short unwrinkled muzzle, short muscular legs, and a long dense flowing coat



Origin and Etymology of shih tzu

Chinese (Beijing) shīzi (gǒu), from shīzi lion + gǒu dog


First Known Use: 1921


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