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

Word History


perhaps from Hindi pāhī outsider

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 24 May. 2024.

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