Shih Tzu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Wade-Giles Romanisation shih1-tzu0 of Mandarin 獅子狮子 (shīzi, “lion”), a short form of 獅子狗狮子狗 (shīzigǒu, “lion dog”).

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Shih Tzu (plural Shih Tzus or Shih Tzu)

  1. (Discuss(+) this sense) (singular only) A small dog breed which originated in China.
  2. (countable) A dog of that breed.