lapdog

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noun lap·dog \ˈlap-ˌdȯg\

Definition of lapdog

  1. 1 :  a small dog that may be held in the lap

  2. 2 :  a servile dependent or follower

Examples of lapdog in a sentence

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

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First Known Use of lapdog

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LAPDOG Defined for English Language Learners

lapdog

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noun lap·dog \ˈlap-ˌdȯg\

Definition of lapdog for English Language Learners

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

  • : a weak person who is controlled by someone else


LAPDOG Defined for Kids

lapdog

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noun lap·dog \ˈlap-ˌdȯg\

Definition of lapdog for Students

  1. :  a dog small enough to be held in a person's lap



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