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puppy

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noun pup·py \ˈpə-pē\

Simple Definition of puppy

  • : a young dog

  • —used in a playful way to refer to a thing

  • —used in a playful way to refer to a person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of puppy

plural

puppies

  1. 1 :  a young domestic dog; specifically :  one less than a year old

  2. 2 :  baby 4 <a computer that is one fast puppy>

puppyhood

play \-ˌhu̇d\ noun

puppyish

play \-ish\ adjective

puppylike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of puppy in a sentence

  1. Our dog just had four puppies.



Origin and Etymology of puppy

Middle English popi, from Middle French poupée doll, toy, from *poupe


First Known Use: 1567



PUPPY Defined for Kids

puppy

play
noun pup·py \ˈpə-pē\

Definition of puppy for Students

plural

puppies

  1. :  a young dog




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