Pekingese

Pekingese

[pee-kuh-neez, -nees; especially for 2–5 also pee-king-eez, -ees]
noun, plural Pekingese for 1, 4.
1.
one of a Chinese breed of small dogs having a long, silky coat.
2.
the standard Chinese language.
3.
the dialect of Peking.
4.
a native or inhabitant of Peking.
adjective
5.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Peking.
Also, Pekinese [pee-kuh-neez, -nees] .


Origin:
1840–50; Peking + -ese

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Pekingese or Pekinese (ˌpiːkɪŋˈiːz, ˌpiːkəˈniːz)
 
n , -ese, -ese
1.  a small breed of pet dog with a profuse straight coat, curled plumed tail, and short wrinkled muzzle
2.  the dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in Beijing (formerly Peking), the pronunciation of which serves as a standard for the language
3.  a native or inhabitant of Beijing (formerly Peking)
 
adj
4.  of or relating to Beijing (formerly Peking) or its inhabitants
 
Pekinese or Pekinese
 
n
 
adj

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Pekingese
1907, "small long-haired dog of the pug type," so called because originally brought from the Imperial Palace at Peking, China.
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