foo dog

noun, often capitalized F
\ˈfü- \
variants: or

Definition of foo dog 

: a mythical lion-dog used as a decorative motif in Far Eastern art

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Mooncakes are traditionally given most auspiciously during Mid-Autumn Festival but can be found in some Chinese bakeries year-round; and the foo dogs are actually mythical guardian lions. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Fat Rice making Cards Against Humanity fortune cookies, among Chinese New Year specials," 24 Jan. 2018 The Fortune Cookies Against Humanity are $18.88 each, and a foo dogs box with two cakes is $8.88. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "Fat Rice making Cards Against Humanity fortune cookies, among Chinese New Year specials," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of foo dog

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for foo dog

Chinese (Beijing) Buddha; from the use of such figures in ceramic or stone as guardians of Buddhist temples

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