petnapping

noun
pet·​nap·​ping | \ ˈpetˌnapiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of petnapping

: the act of stealing a pet (such as a cat or dog) usually for profit

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First Known Use of petnapping

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petnapping

pet entry 1 + -napping (as in kidnapping)

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The first known use of petnapping was in 1967

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“Petnapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petnapping. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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