Definition of shar–pei
: any of an ancient breed of dogs originating in China that have loose wrinkled skin especially when young, a short bristly coat, blue-black tongue, and wide blunt muzzle
Origin and Etymology of shar–pei
Chinese (Guangdong) sà sand + péi fur
First Known Use: 1975See Words from the same year
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