petnapping

pet·nap·ping

 (pĕt′năp′ĭng)
n.
The stealing of a pet, such as a dog or cat, usually for sale to experimental laboratories or for ransom.


pet′nap′per n.

petnapping

(ˈpɛtnæpɪŋ)
n
informal US the stealing of a pet for ransom or resale

pet•nap•ping

or pet•nap•ing

(ˈpɛtˌnæp ɪŋ)

n.
the stealing of a pet.
[1965–70, Amer.]
pet′nap`per, pet′nap`er, n.
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