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Peking

[pee-king, pey-; Chinese bey-jing] /ˈpiˈkɪŋ, ˈpeɪ-; Chinese ˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Beijing.
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Contemporary Examples
  • My first memories of Peking duck are at age 14 when I washed woks at a Peking duck restaurant in my hometown of Hong Kong.

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  • Peking duck transports me back to Hong Kong every time I make it, eat it, or smell it.

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  • Yiyi Chen, the Director of the Institute for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Peking University, is not convinced.

  • Imperial Kitchen, a restaurant in Hong Kong, makes my favorite version: smoked Peking duck with camphor wood spices.

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  • We love cold sesame noodles, and Peking Duck, burritos and fajitas—even fish tacos are now a comfort food.

Historical Examples
  • Here's a bit of gossip for you, blown along with the dust of Peking.

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • On my return from Peking I inquired of one of your father's servants about his daughter.

  • Besides, my father is at present under a cloud, and I am now on my way to Peking to try to release him from his difficulties.

  • After six weeks in Japan, we set out for Peking, going by way of Korea.

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • There was never in the world such a place for rumors as Peking.

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British Dictionary definitions for Peking

Peking

/ˈpiːˈkɪŋ/
noun
1.
the former English name of Beijing
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Word Origin and History for Peking

former transliteration of what is now (in the pinyin system) called Beijing. In the Wade-Giles system it was Peiping; this form Peking pre-dates Wade-Giles and was formed by the old British-run, Hong Kong-based Chinese postal system.

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Peking in Culture
Peking [(pee-king, pay-king)]

See Beijing.

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