Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

[shee dzoo]
noun
one of a Tibetan breed of toy dogs having a long luxurious coat of any color, formerly bred in imperial China as a pet of the nobility.

Origin:
1945–50; < Chinese (Wade-Giles) shih1tzŭ (kou3), (pinyin) shīzi (gǒu) literally, lion (dog)

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