lapdog


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lapdog

(ˈlæpˌdɒɡ)
n
1. (Breeds) a pet dog small and docile enough to be cuddled in the lap
2. informal a person who attaches himself or herself to someone in admiration or infatuation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lapdog - a dog small and tame enough to be held in the laplapdog - a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Translations

lapdog

[ˈlæpdɒg] Nperro m faldero

lapdog

[ˈlæpdɒg] nchien m d'appartement

lapdog

[ˈlæpˌdɒg] ncagnolino da salotto (fig) (person) → cagnolino
References in classic literature ?
The Farmer felt in his pocket, gave the Lapdog some dainty food, and sat down while he gave his orders to his servants.
Here a pair of lovers met to quarrel and make up; there a dark-eyed nursery-maid had better eyes for Templars than her charge; on this hand an ancient spinster, with her lapdog in a string, regarded both enormities with scornful sidelong looks; on that a weazen old gentleman, ogling the nursery-maid, looked with like scorn upon the spinster, and wondered she didn't know she was no longer young.
Mr Johnson said: "He's a kind of shield, he's a lapdog who has been skinned and turned into a shield to protect the.
AS KELVIN reluctant to wrong by ignoring Lord Justice Taylor, accept Bernard Ingham's events, and persists Thatcher's lapdog Sun that is boycotted Why not every media employs him?
Pet the nice Egypt: The Islamic Republic won't compromise with the Great Satan in Washington, but it appears eager to be a lapdog for Egypt.
LITTLE lapdog Maggie took on the nation's top dogs in a national pooches competition and surprised everybody by making it to the grand final.
Somewhere on Rural Route, there's a rapist and murderer high on crystal meth, and Heaven Is A Lonely Place is home to homophobic hypocrites and lapdog journalists.
So why has the current Republican Congress proven to be such a lapdog for President Bush?
But even a lapdog press corps is apt to start growling when it has been leashed to lies too many times.
She is simply dressed but chic and wearing sunglasses, her lapdog snoozing quietly at her feet.
For example, those of us who are proud to consider ourselves "feisty" should be aware our behavior is being compared to a manic and belligerent lapdog.
At least since the early 1990s, the FDA has been stuck on a seesaw, alternately criticized as either a bureaucratic obstacle to industry, or the lapdog of industry--too slow in getting desperately needed drugs to the public, or too fast in rushing dangerous drugs onto pharmacy shelves.