noun pup·py \ˈpə-pē\

: a young dog

—used in a playful way to refer to a thing

—used in a playful way to refer to a person

plural puppies

Full Definition of PUPPY

:  a young domestic dog; specifically :  one less than a year old
:  baby 4 <a computer that is one fast puppy>
pup·py·hood \-ˌhd\ noun
pup·py·ish \-ish\ adjective
pup·py·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of PUPPY

  1. Our dog just had four puppies.

Origin of PUPPY

Middle English popi, from Middle French poupée doll, toy, from *poupe
First Known Use: 1567
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noun pup·py \ˈpə-pē\
plural puppies

Definition of PUPPY for Kids

:  a young dog


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