puppy dog

noun

Definition of puppy dog

: a domestic dog especially : one having the lovable attributes of a puppy

Examples of puppy dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the price, puppy dog-like, followed the closing discount the whole way, rising 28%. Brett Owens, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 Andrew is a puppy dog whom a viewer would feel guilty about hating. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 16 June 2022 The scientists behind the study say that a dog's adoring and pleading expression, known as puppy dog eyes, has been bred into canines to give them more human-like faces. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 6 Apr. 2022 His Saber is one part cute-but-always-pissing-on-the-floor puppy dog, one part carnival barker, and a whole lot of amiable sleaze. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 His Saber is one part cute-but-always-pissing-on-the-floor puppy dog, one part carnival barker, and a whole lot of amiable sleaze. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 His Saber is one part cute-but-always-pissing-on-the-floor puppy dog, one part carnival barker, and a whole lot of amiable sleaze. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 His Saber is one part cute-but-always-pissing-on-the-floor puppy dog, one part carnival barker, and a whole lot of amiable sleaze. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 His Saber is one part cute-but-always-pissing-on-the-floor puppy dog, one part carnival barker, and a whole lot of amiable sleaze. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of puppy dog

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2022

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“Puppy dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppy%20dog. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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