Chinese crested


: any of a breed of hairless or coated dogs with a plumed tail and a crest of hair on the head

Examples of Chinese crested in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The one-eyed Chinese crested from St. Petersburg, Fla., strutted his stuff (on just three legs!) and took home a $1,600 cash prize. People Staff, Peoplemag, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Chinese crested was in 1976

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“Chinese crested.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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