American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small dog of a breed originally developed in Tibet, having a long thick coat, short legs, a broad head with a short square muzzle, and a tail that curls over the back.
- n. a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese
- From Mandarin Wade-Giles Romanisation: shih1-tzu0; trad. 獅子, simpl. 狮子 (pinyin: shīzi) ("lion"), as a contraction of trad. 獅子狗, simpl. 狮子狗 (pinyin: shīzi gǒu); Wade-Giles: shih1-tzu0 kou3 ("lion dog"). (Wiktionary)
- Chinese (Mandarin) shīzi (gǒu), lion (dog), Shih Tzu : shī, lion + -zi, n. suff. (from zǐ, son, seed). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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