Origin of peke
First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for peke
And he's put nigh every cent he's got, all Peke Latham left him, into this schooner.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove
James A. Cooper
He glanced inquiringly at Peke, who returned the glance by one of warning.
"Ye may that," agreed Peke, his eyes fixed as usual on the ground.
Peke looked at him dubiously, as one who is not quite sure of his man.
The hilles called the Peke were in like sort named Mennith and Orcoit, that is, the wooddie hilles and forrests.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
- informal a Pekingese dog
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