fu dog

noun (1), often capitalized F

less common spelling of

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

Fu Manchu mustache

noun (2)
Fu Man·​chu mustache | \ ˌfü-(ˌ)man-ˈchü- How to pronounce Fu Manchu mustache (audio) \

Definition of Fu Manchu mustache (Entry 2 of 5)

: a long mustache with ends that turn down to the chin

kung fu

noun (3)
\ ˌkəŋ-ˈfü How to pronounce kung fu (audio) , ˌku̇ŋ- How to pronounce kung fu (audio) \

Definition of kung fu (Entry 3 of 5)

: any of various Chinese martial arts and related disciplines that are practiced especially for self-defense, exercise, and spiritual growth

Tu Fu

biographical name
\ ˈtü-ˈfü How to pronounce Tu Fu (audio) \

Definition of Tu Fu (Entry 4 of 5)

712–770 Chinese poet

Fu lion

noun (4)

Definition of Fu lion (Entry 5 of 5)

: fu dog

Examples of fu dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The whole soft sofa to himself, a glass of whisky in his hand, the television purring sights that held his attention, kung fu, football, sumo wrestling, Prince Naseem thrashing someone. Leila Aboulela, Harper's magazine, "Whisky Lullaby," 10 Jan. 2019 Shaq’s Big Fella, now a kung fu instructor, has an issue with Drew, who will have to address this and other emotional issues if this underdog team will ever coalesce enough to win. Jocelyn Noveck, Detroit Free Press, "Review: ‘Uncle Drew’ has a predictable game plan," 28 June 2018 Once a week, a communal performance might showcase Afghan or Sudanese dance, a djembe concert, an Ethiopian circus, Iranian kung fu, or stand-up comedy. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "In The Jungle, the Refugee Crisis Takes Center Stage," 13 Nov. 2018 Many names are inspired by kung fu novels, which Alibaba’s Mr. Ma likes, and reinforce a general absence of hierarchy. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, "Jack Ma’s Giant Financial Startup Is Shaking the Chinese Banking System," 29 July 2018 Irving surprises with a wicked sense of humor and zen soulfulness as aging playground legend Uncle Drew, and Shaquille O'Neal is hilarious as his frenemy, kung fu master Big Fella. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Your ultimate Fourth of July movie guide: A suggestion for every holiday scenario," 29 June 2018 Irish dance and Greek line dance were also demonstrated, as was kung fu. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Families 'experience the whole world' during Field School Cultural Fair in Park Ridge," 4 May 2018 The slate included everything from kung fu and taekwando demonstrations to K-pop and hip hop dance, and the performers’ ages ranged from preschool dancers to Malden Senior Center singers. Emily Williams, BostonGlobe.com, "Crowd swarms lion dance at Chinatown festival," 7 July 2018 Bay Area Discovery Museum Chinese New Year Celebration Lion dancers, a kung fu demonstration, a chance to watch master calligraphers at work, lantern making and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Feb. 19. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Events listings," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of fu dog

Noun (2)

1968, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fu dog

Noun (2)

Fu Manchu, Chinese villain in stories by "Sax Rohmer" (A. S. Ward †1955)

Noun (3)

Chinese (Beijing) gōngfu skill, art

Noun (4)

Chinese fu2 happiness

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English Language Learners Definition of kung fu

: a form of fighting without weapons that was developed in China : a Chinese martial art

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