Pekingese

noun
Pe·​king·​ese | \ ˌpē-kə-ˈnēz How to pronounce Pekingese (audio) , -ˈnēs How to pronounce Pekingese (audio) ; -kiŋ-ˈēz, -ˈēs \
variants: or Pekinese
plural Pekingese or Pekinese

Definition of Pekingese

1a : the Chinese dialect of Beijing
b : a native or resident of Beijing
2 : any of a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a broad flat face and a profuse long soft coat

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First Known Use of Pekingese

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of Pekingese was in 1849

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“Pekingese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pekingese. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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Pekingese

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Pekingese

: a small dog with a flat face and long, soft fur

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