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noun Informal.
  1. Pekingese(def 1).
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Origin of peke

First recorded in 1910–15; by shortening
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Historical Examples of 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.

British Dictionary definitions for peke


  1. informal a Pekingese dog
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