puppy dog

noun

Definition of puppy dog 

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

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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 Should young players be little puppy dogs, in awe of the guys in their own room? Peter King, SI.com, "Negotiating With The Enemy: Inside the Richard Sherman-49ers Contract Talks," 12 Mar. 2018 The sad puppy dog eyes were enough to melt hearts all over the country. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "All Sting the library dog wanted was to listen to kids read, but no one showed up," 14 Feb. 2018 Ah, to know what goes on inside those puppy dog eyes. Saryn Chorney, PEOPLE.com, "Dogs Are Not Colorblind, Plus More Misconceptions About Canine Vision and How They See Differently than Humans," 19 Sep. 2017 For instance, a study published last fall in PLOS Biology explored the reason that big brown bats waggle their heads like puppy dogs and curl the tips of their ears down. Jason Bittel, Smithsonian, "This Echolocating Dormouse Could Reveal the Origins of One of Nature’s Coolest Superpowers," 23 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of puppy dog

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

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