Definition of löwchen in US English:


(also lowchen)


  • A breed of toy dog thought to originate in northern Europe, with a thick, wavy coat presented with the hindquarters and upper legs clipped so that the dog resembles a male lion in outline; a dog of this breed.


1960s; earliest use found in Country Life. Apparently from German Löwchen from Löwe lion + -chen, diminutive suffix.