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pup·py

 (pŭp′ē)
n. pl. pup·pies
A young dog; a pup.

[Middle English popi, small pet dog, perhaps from Anglo-Norman poppe, doll, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, from Latin pūpa, girl, doll.]

puppy

(ˈpʌpɪ)
n, pl -pies
1. (Animals) a young dog; pup
2. informal derogatory a brash or conceited young man; pup
[C15 popi, from Old French popée doll; compare puppet]
ˈpuppyˌhood n
ˈpuppyish adj

pup•py

(ˈpʌp i)

n., pl. -pies.
a young dog, esp. one less than a year old.
[1480–90; earlier popi. See puppet, -y2]
pup′py•ish, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puppy - a young dogpuppy - a young dog        
pup, whelp - young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
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"
2.puppy - an inexperienced young person
spring chicken, young person, younker, youth - a young person (especially a young man or boy)

puppy

noun
An insignificant but arrogant and obnoxious young person:
Informal: squirt.
Slang: twerp.
Translations
štěně
hundehvalphvalp
koiranpentukuuttipenikkapentu
šteneštenac
hvolpur
子犬
강아지
valpkvalpkvelp
kužek
valphundvalpkut
ลูกสุนัข
chó con

puppy

[ˈpʌpɪ]
A. Ncachorro/a m/f, perrito/a m/f
B. CPD puppy fat Ngordura f infantil
puppy love Namor m juvenil

puppy

[ˈpʌpi] n (= young dog) → chiot m, petit chien mpuppy fat n [young child] → graisse f de bébé, bourrelets mpl de bébé; [teenager] → rondeurs fpl d'adolescent(e)

puppy

n
(= young dog)junger or kleiner Hund, Hündchen nt, → Welpe m; when he was still a puppyals er noch jung or klein war
puppies (Brit inf: = breasts) → Titten pl (inf), → Möpse pl (inf)

puppy

:
puppy dog
nHundchen nt
puppy farm
nHundezucht f (wo junge Rassehunde zum Weiterverkauf an Tierhandlungen gezüchtet werden)
puppy fat
n (Brit) → Babyspeck m
puppy love
nSchwärmerei f

puppy

[ˈpʌpɪ] ncucciolo/a, cagnolino/a

puppy

جَرُو štěně hundehvalp Welpe κουτάβι cachorro koiranpentu chiot štene cucciolo 子犬 강아지 puppy valp szczeniak cachorro, filhote de cachorro щенок valp ลูกสุนัข yavru köpek chó con 小狗
References in classic literature ?
Coming around a sharp corner of rock (we went very carefully, because we did not know what we might encounter), we came upon three puppies playing in the sun.
But the growing life, that in Lop-Ear and me had impelled us to venture away from the forest, had driven the puppies out of the cave to frolic.
The puppies knew no place to run except into the lair, and we headed them off.
He went to look for two fox-hound puppies who were out at walk with the butcher.
Unfortunately the puppies rushed in and gobbled up all the eggs before he could stop them.
He had a bite on his ear and both the puppies were limping.
Also there were many dogs; and these, with the exception of the part-grown puppies, were likewise burdened with camp outfit.
When her request was granted, she besought permission to rear her puppies in the same spot.
Wilcox, Miss Wilcox" entered, preceded by two prancing puppies.
Helen was too much occupied with puppies to notice him.
Take you two of May Queen's puppies to bring up in your village in such a manner that they do not eat filth, nor lose their hair, nor catch fever from lying in the sun, but become wise hounds.
Let the puppies thrive and the waterwheel be built, and I shall be content," said the Governor.