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lapdog

noun lap·dog \-ˌdg\

: a dog that is small enough to be held in a person's lap

: a weak person who is controlled by someone else

Full Definition of LAPDOG

1
:  a small dog that may be held in the lap
2
:  a servile dependent or follower

Examples of LAPDOG

  1. His coworkers regarded him as the boss's lap dog.

First Known Use of LAPDOG

1645

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