shih tzu

noun, often capitalized S&T \ˈshēd-ˈzü, ˈshēt-ˈsü\
plural shih tzus also shih tzu

Definition of 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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