Lhasa apso

noun, often capitalized A Lha·sa ap·so \ˈlä-sə-ˈäp-(ˌ)sō, ˈla-sə-ˈap-\

Definition of Lhasa apso


Lhasa apsos

  1. :  any of a Tibetan breed of small dogs that have a dense coat of long hard straight hair, a heavy fall over the eyes, heavy whiskers and beard, and a well-feathered tail curled over the back —called also Lhasa

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Origin and Etymology of lhasa apso

Lhasa, Tibet + Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) ə̄bsɔɔ̀ (written Tibetan absog) small hairy dog, Lhasa apso

First Known Use: 1935

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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