Definition of shih tzu
plural shih tzus also shih tzu
: 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 of shih tzu
Chinese (Beijing) shīzi (gǒu), from shīzi lion + gǒu dog
First Known Use: 1921
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