pye-dog

noun
\ ˈpī-ˌdȯg How to pronounce pye-dog (audio) \

Definition of pye-dog

: a pariah dog especially of southern Asia (as in India or Pakistan)

First Known Use of pye-dog

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pye-dog

perhaps from Hindi pāhī outsider

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The first known use of pye-dog was in 1864

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“Pye-dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pye-dog. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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