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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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Translations

lapdog

[ˈlæpdɒg] Nperro m faldero
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lapdog

[ˈlæpdɒg] nchien m d'appartement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

lapdog

[ˈlæpˌdɒg] ncagnolino da salotto (fig) (person) → cagnolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
With the Farmer came his Lapdog, who danced about and licked his hand and frisked about as happy as could be.
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.
He handed her over as if she had been a lapdog. "I'll send her to school yet," he said, but now he was smiling.
Hindi watchdog yang PPCRV eh, they are more of a lapdog,' Atienza said at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum.
He said: "This is just a further instance of a Labour politician still acting as a lapdog for the major developers.
"The last five years have shown the Labour Party to be a lapdog rather than a watchdog.
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...."
London mayor Boris Johnson has described his party's coalition partners as "lapdogs who have become a fig leaf" during a rousing speech in Abu Dhabi on Monday night.
Canada will pay a very high price politically and economically for being Washington's lapdog.
Answer on page 95 vvAllmi xed up Rearrange the letters to reveal the name of a royal winner of the Ribblesdale Stakes Lapdog month (7,4) Answer on page 95 Compiled by Steve Dillon, Steve Dennis and James Hill
But in the case of Iraq we know exactly who to blame; George W Bush and his lapdog Tony Blair.
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?James As a PS, thank you Steve Rotheram for your genuine grief.