Pekingese

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

Pekinese

play \ˌpē-kə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs; -kiŋ-ˈēz, -ˈēs\

Definition of Pekingese

plural

Pekingese

or

Pekinese

  1. 1a :  the Chinese dialect of Beijingb :  a native or resident of Beijing

  2. 2 :  any of a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a broad flat face and a profuse long soft coat

1849

First Known Use of pekingese

1849


PEKINGESE Defined for English Language Learners

Pekingese

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

Definition of Pekingese for English Language Learners

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


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