Pekingese

noun Pe·king·ese \ ˌpē-kə-ˈnēz , -ˈnēs ; -kiŋ-ˈēz , -ˈēs \
variants: or Pekinese

Definition of Pekingese

plural Pekingese or Pekinese
1 a : 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


PEKINGESE Defined for English Language Learners

Pekingese

Definition of Pekingese for English Language Learners

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


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