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 Snapchat Compatible with: smartphones, tablets Video chat with your Snapchat friends using the app’s chat feature (iconic puppy dog filter optional). Courtney Dennis, Travel + Leisure, "12 Ways to Video Chat With Friends and Family While Social Distancing," 25 Apr. 2020 Most of them are simply pieces of fabric with straps, decorated with puppy dogs, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, rainbows and other designs, and ranging from $6.99 to about $40. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Coronavirus Outbreak," 17 Mar. 2020 The blue puppy dog was first seen in the parade in 1999 as a balloon and a float. Thom Craver, CBS News, "How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 28 Nov. 2019 The love of your life to make your heart melt with those irresistible puppy dog eyes? Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "What dog is the one for you? How I Met My Dog will tell you," 23 July 2019 The dogs had a meaty eye muscle to lift their eyebrows and make puppy dog eyes. Jeremy Rehm, latimes.com, "Poignant puppy-dog eyes are a product of domestication, researchers say," 17 June 2019 There is also, perhaps inevitably, the boy who follows Sofía around like a puppy dog (Antar Machado as Lucas). Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "‘Too Late to Die Young’ is the first film of 2019 to get 5 stars from azcentral," 11 July 2019 Schur’s scripts can be philosophically dense, but Bell is the perfect avatar for his ideas, all sunshine, puppy dogs, and bloodthirsty malice. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Good Place," 20 Nov. 2018 Users will also be able to filter Snapchat lenses over their faces, like the epochal rainbow vomiting mouth or puppy dog ears. Thuy Ong, The Verge, "Snapchat introduces group video chat and friend tagging in Stories," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of puppy dog

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Puppy dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puppy%20dog. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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