puppy dog


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 By paying a nice current yield now, and … Growing their payouts, which builds our yield on cost (bear that phrase in mind for a second), and Share-price growth, as dividend growers’ share prices, puppy dog–like, track their dividends higher. Brett Owens, Forbes, 7 July 2021 May Get Nauseous More Easily Snips, snails, puppy dog tails... Abigail Tucker, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2021 Sandy’s wife Kirsten, played by Kelly Rowan, must eventually warm to Ryan and his puppy dog eyes. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, 13 Apr. 2021 Eubanks, meanwhile, supplied his usual supply of puppy dog energy. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Mar. 2021 In the first shot, Kevin, a white and grey pup with floppy ears, is shown standing outside giving some serious puppy dog eyes to the camera. Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, 22 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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, 28 Nov. 2019

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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 4 Aug. 2021.

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