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Pekingese

[pee-kuh-neez, -nees; especially for 2–5 also pee-king-eez, -ees] /ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis; especially for 2–5 also ˌpi kɪŋˈiz, -ˈis/
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] /ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; Peking + -ese
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British Dictionary definitions for Pekingese

Pekingese

/ˌpiːkɪŋˈiːz/
noun
1.
(pl) -ese. 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.
(pl) -ese. a native or inhabitant of Beijing (formerly Peking)
adjective
4.
of or relating to Beijing (formerly Peking) or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for Pekingese
Pekingese
1907, "small long-haired dog of the pug type," so called because originally brought from the Imperial Palace at Peking, China.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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