[pee-kuh-neez, -nees; especially for 2–5 also pee-king-eez, -ees]
- of, relating to, or characteristic of Peking.
Also Pe·kin·ese [pee-kuh-neez, -nees] /ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis/.
Origin of Pekingese
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Examples from the Web for pekingese
Wodehouse, who adored the Pekingese breed of dog, liked to judge people on whether they were sound on Pekes.Christopher Hitchens Dies: His Best Writing, Photos, and More
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It is called The Pekingese, and is the revised edition for 1914.
I asked him to be more explicit, and he amplified his epigram into: "Pekingese."
Otherwise we shall get into a worse tangle than the Pekingese.The Shrieking Pit
Arthur J. Rees
The driver was a solidly-built little man with the face of a Pekingese.Out Like a Light
Gordon Randall Garrett
He gave a tug to the leads at which two Pekingese spaniels were straining.A Bed of Roses
W. L. George
- plural -ese a small breed of pet dog with a profuse straight coat, curled plumed tail, and short wrinkled muzzle
- the dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in Beijing (formerly Peking), the pronunciation of which serves as a standard for the language
- plural -ese a native or inhabitant of Beijing (formerly Peking)
- of or relating to Beijing (formerly Peking) or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for pekingese
1907, "small long-haired dog of the pug type," so called because originally brought from the Imperial Palace at Peking, China. Also Pekinese.
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