What does Puppy mean?

Definitions for Puppy
ˈpʌp iPup·py

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puppy(noun)

    a young dog

  2. puppy, pup(noun)

    an inexperienced young person


  1. puppy(Noun)

    A young dog.

  2. puppy(Noun)

    A young rat.

  3. puppy(Noun)

    A young seal.

  4. puppy(Noun)

    A woman's breast.

  5. puppy(Noun)

    A (generic) thing; particularly something that is a nuisance; a sucker.

    I have another two dozen of these puppies to finish before I can go home.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puppy(noun)

    the young of a canine animal, esp. of the common dog; a whelp

  2. Puppy(noun)

    a name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person

  3. Puppy(verb)

    to bring forth whelps; to pup

  4. Origin: [F. poupe doll, puppet. See Puppet, and cf. Pup, n.]


  1. Puppy

    A puppy is a juvenile dog. Some puppies may weigh 1–3 lb, while larger ones can weigh up to 15–23 lb. All healthy puppies grow quickly after birth. A puppy's coat color may change as the puppy grows older, as is commonly seen in breeds such as the Yorkshire Terrier. In vernacular English, puppy refers specifically to dogs while pup may often be used for other mammals such as seals, giraffes, guinea pigs, or even rats.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puppy

    pup′i, n. a doll: a young dog: a whelp: a conceited young man.—adj. Pupp′y-head′ed (Shak.), stupid.—n. Pupp′yhood, the condition of being a puppy.—adj. Pupp′yish.—n. Pupp′yism, conceit in men. [Fr. poupée, a doll or puppet—L. pupa.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Puppy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Puppy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Puppy in a Sentence

  1. Charles M. Schultz, Linus in "Peanuts":

    Happiness is a warm puppy.

  2. Carrie Symonds:

    Meet our gorgeous little rescue puppy, Dilyn.

  3. Larry Busacca/Getty Images:

    We got a puppy, thats my idea of starting a family.

  4. Joie Henney:

    He waslike a little puppy dog, he would follow us around the house.

  5. Catalin Pavaliu:

    One puppy was in a [particularly] bad shape, he had his right eye, his snout and part of his mouth covered.

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