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)

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“Dognap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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