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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 /
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noun, plural Pe·king·ese for 1, 4.
one of a Chinese breed of small dogs having a long, silky coat.
the standard Chinese language.
the dialect of Peking.
a native or inhabitant of Peking.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of Peking.
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Also Pe·kin·ese [pee-kuh-neez, -nees]. /ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis/.

Origin of Pekingese

First recorded in 1840–50; Peking + -ese

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British Dictionary definitions for Pekingese

Pekingese

Pekinese (ˌpiːkəˈniːz)

/ (ˌpiːkɪŋˈiːz) /

noun
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)
adjective
of or relating to Beijing (formerly Peking) or its inhabitants
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