dognap

verb
dog·​nap | \ ˈdȯg-ˌnap How to pronounce dognap (audio) \
dognapped or dognaped\ ˈdȯg-​ˌnapt How to pronounce dognaped (audio) \; dognapping or dognaping\ ˈdȯg-​ˌna-​piŋ How to pronounce dognaping (audio) \

Definition of dognap

transitive verb

: to steal (a dog) especially to obtain a reward for its return or to sell to a scientific laboratory

Other Words from dognap

dognapper or dognaper noun

First Known Use of dognap

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dognap

dog entry 1 + -nap (as in kidnap)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dognap

Time Traveler for dognap

Time Traveler

The first known use of dognap was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for dognap

Cite this Entry

“Dognap.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dognap. Accessed 19 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on dognap

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with dognap

Comments on dognap

What made you want to look up dognap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to insert between existing elements

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!