puppy

noun pup·py \ ˈpə-pē \

Definition of puppy

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

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Origin and Etymology of puppy

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



PUPPY Defined for English Language Learners

puppy

noun

Definition of puppy for English Language Learners

  • : a young dog

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

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


PUPPY Defined for Kids

puppy

noun pup·py \ ˈpə-pē \

Definition of puppy for Students

plural puppies
:a young dog

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