puppy


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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 ?
Breaking off some tough vines, he tied his puppy's legs together, and then, with another piece of vine passed around his neck, slung the puppy on his back.
I had no reason that I knew for wanting to carry the puppy to the cave, except that I WANTED to; and I stayed by my task.
An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.
This seemed to Alice a good opportunity for making her escape; so she set off at once, and ran till she was quite tired and out of breath, and till the puppy's bark sounded quite faint in the distance.
He sprang to the rail with more quickness than was to be expected of an awkward puppy of six months, and not the quick attempt of Van Horn to cheek him would have succeeded.
Indignation that a mere black should laugh at him mastered Jerry, and the next moment his puppy teeth, sharp-pointed as needles, had scored the astonished black's naked calf in long parallel scratches from each of which leaped the instant blood.
A part-grown puppy, somewhat larger and older than he, came toward him slowly, with ostentatious and belligerent importance.
Lip-lip was White Fang's own kind, and, being only a puppy, did not seem dangerous; so White Fang prepared to meet him in a friendly spirit.
Kadlu grinned back till his eyes were almost buried in the fat of his flat cheeks, and nodded to Amoraq, while the puppy's fierce mother whined to see her baby wriggling far out of reach in the little sealskin pouch hung above the warmth of the blubber-lamp.
The dogs in the passage snored and whined in their sleep, the boy-baby in Amoraq's deep fur hood kicked and choked and gurgled, and the mother of the newly-named puppy lay at Kotuko's side, her eyes fixed on the bundle of sealskin, warm and safe above the broad yellow flame of the lamp.
This was Scraps, the awkward young Newfoundland puppy, who was the property of no one, unless of the schooner Mary Turner herself, for no man, fore or aft, claimed ownership, while every man disclaimed having brought him on board.
Mystery (a puppy, alas!) met a snake, and the blue-mottled Beagle-boy (never a dainty hound) ate that which he should have passed by.