lapdog

(redirected from lapdogs)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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.
Pro-administration senatorial bet and former top cop Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa denied that the five-man senatorial ticket of the ruling party would become lapdogs of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The House of Lords has long been perceived by many as an undemocratic, anachronistic home for failed politicians and party lapdogs. The latest half-baked utterings from their Lordships, stripping the elderly of their 'free' TV licences and 'free' bus travel, only serves to remind us just how remote these PS300 per day creatures are from reality.
He'll also be turning in his grave at new Labour Tory lapdogs."
Perhaps the only way forward for workers is to abandon the neoliberal trade unionist lapdogs of corpulent capitalist interests, and form associations of our own making?
But the hardest reality is that this deal requires the signature of Obama alone -- and his presidential veto effectively silences the barking howls of Republicans and those who are lapdogs for Netanyahu, as long as he can hold on to a third of those on Capitol Hill.
Did you really think Fine Gael and their Labour lapdogs were going to bring in a free service like the NHS across the water?
e Tories, supported by Lib-Dem lapdogs, should be ashamed of the damage caused by their ridiculous organisational reforms; the malfunction in A&E services is really frightening.
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.
While the other Labour lapdogs toed the party line and let their constituents down in this week's vote, Mr Keaveney put his beliefs and the people who elected him first - and I salute him.