Pekingese

noun

Pe·​king·​ese ˌpē-kə-ˈnēz How to pronounce Pekingese (audio) -ˈnēs How to pronounce Pekingese (audio)
-kiŋ-ˈēz,
-ˈēs
variants or Pekinese
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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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pekingese was in 1849

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“Pekingese.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pekingese. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

Pekingese

noun
Pe·​king·​ese
variants or Pekinese
plural Pekingese or Pekinese
1
a
: the Chinese dialect of Peking
b
: a person born or living in Peking
2
: any of a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a broad flat face and a long soft coat
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