pye-dog

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pye-dog

 (pī′dôg′, -dŏg′)
[Perhaps from Hindi pāhī, peasant who lives in one village and cultivates land in another, from Hindi dialectal pāh, variant of Hindi pās, nearby, from Prakrit pāsa-, passa-, side, from Sanskrit pārśvam, side, from parśuḥ, rib; akin to Avestan pərəsu-, rib and Persian pahlū, side.]

pye-dog

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pie-dog

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pi-dog

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(Animals) an ownerless half-wild Asian dog
[C19: Anglo-Indian pye, paë, from Hindi pāhī outsider]

pye-dog

(ˈpaɪˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

n.
an ownerless half-wild dog frequenting villages and towns, esp. in Asia.
[1860–65; pye said to be < Hindi pāhī outsider]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pye-dog - ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially Indiapye-dog - ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India
cur, mutt, mongrel - an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
Translations

pye-dog

n (Brit) → streunender Hundebastard
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It will manage elimination of stray / pie dogs, repair, maintenance and painting of dustbins, garbage trolleys and skips etc.