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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Puppy(noun)

    a name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person

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

  3. Puppy(verb)

    to bring forth whelps; to pup

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

Freebase

  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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How to say puppy in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Shannon Roche:

    Although, Id argue that its probably true that people were practicing with their animalsin nature a long time ago. i cant think of many things that wouldhelp more to bring us to our present moment and learn to calm your mind than a cute little puppy snuggling up against you.

  2. Clay Luthy:

    I got [Charlotte] as a puppy, and she was never supposed to be a service dog, i found out a couple years ago she was alerting me, and I didn’t even know it.

  3. Bernard Rollin:

    In some ways, there's a big debate about whether you should adopt a puppy or an older dog, and there are advantages to both. If you adopt a puppy, you've got to housebreak, you have to train, et cetera. On the other hand, you get to mold that dog a little bit more, when you adopt an adult dog, you're getting a package you don't necessarily know what's inside, but you don't have to house train and so forth, and a lot of shelters have the previous owner write up a detailed account of that dog.

  4. British Journalist Katie Hopkins:

    We give fat really cute names, don't we ? we have baby weight, puppy fat, love handles, muffin top, chunky monkey -- ultimately these are all nice names for something that's not very nice... You're supporting Kelly Clarkson because everybody likes to have a fat friend, because the great thing about a fat friend is it makes you feel slimmer.

  5. Joie Henney:

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

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