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 (pē′kĭng-ēz′, -ēs′) also Pe·kin·ese (pē′kə-nēz′, -nēs′)
n. pl. Pekingese also Pekinese
1. A native or resident of Peking (Beijing).
2. The Chinese dialect of Peking.
3. (pē′kə-nēz′) A dog of a small breed developed in China, having a flat nose, a long straight coat, and a tail that curls over the back.

Pe′king·ese′ adj.


(ˌpiːkɪŋˈiːz) or


npl -esepl -ese
1. (Breeds) a small breed of pet dog with a profuse straight coat, curled plumed tail, and short wrinkled muzzle
2. (Languages) the dialect of Mandarin Chinese spoken in Beijing (formerly Peking), the pronunciation of which serves as a standard for the language
3. (Human Geography) a native or inhabitant of Beijing (formerly Peking)
(Human Geography) of or relating to Beijing (formerly Peking) or its inhabitants


(ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis; esp. for 2-5 also ˌpi kɪŋˈiz, -ˈis)

also Pe•kin•ese

(ˌpi kəˈniz, -ˈnis)

n., pl. -ese for 1,4,
adj. n.
1. one of a Chinese breed of small dogs having a long, silky coat and a flat, wrinkled muzzle.
a. the Mandarin dialect of Beijing.
3. a native or inhabitant of Beijing.
4. of or pertaining to Beijing or its inhabitants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pekingese - a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzlePekingese - a Chinese breed of small short-legged dogs with a long silky coat and broad flat muzzle
toy dog, toy - any of several breeds of very small dogs kept purely as pets
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Centuries ago, the elite kept dogs as pets; the Pekingese breed dates to the 700s, when Chinese emperors made it the palace dog and executed anyone caught stealing one.
In this survey for pet dogs of breeds consist of Spitz, Terrier, Pekingese, German shepherd, Great Dane, Rottweiler and Chihuahua for fecal sampling were used, but between breed of dogs and infestation rate no implication relation were observed.
The eye supplied him with fodder for the colorful stories he liked to tell, including how it ended up in the mouth of a Pekingese and the glass of gin that jazz pianist Art Tatum had been drinking.
I felt like one of those Pekingese dogs red to always be on someone's lap.
We've all likely heard an excited Pekingese, Pug or Bulldog (English or French
A less severe case is the one of a Pekingese who was dragging his back legs and not able to stand up easily.
But I fall in love with northern delicacies like the melt-in-your-mouth, slow-roasted Pekingese duck, and savoury pork-and-chive dumplings called longxianbao.
There's been a Pekingese dog reported missing, a chow chow, a miniature schnauzer and a shih tzu - to name a few.