[puhp-ee] /ˈpʌp i/
noun, plural puppies.
a young dog, especially one less than a year old.
Fox Hunting. a foxhound that has hunted regularly for less than one season.
a presuming, conceited, or empty-headed young man.
noun (pl) -pies
a young dog; pup
(informal, derogatory) a brash or conceited young man; pup
1775, from puppy + -ish.
late 15c., “woman’s small pet dog,” of uncertain origin but likely from Middle French poupée “doll, toy” (see puppet). Meaning shifted from “toy dog” to “young dog” (1590s), replacing Middle English whelp. In early use in English puppet and puppy were not always distinct from each other. Also used about that time in sense of “vain young man.” Puppy-dog first attested 1590s (in Shakespeare, puppi-dogges). Puppy love is from 1823. Puppy fat is from 1937.
noun 1. temporary infatuation of a boy or girl for another person. noun 1. another term for calf love noun phrase Love or infatuation of very young persons; calf love (1834+) Also, calf love. Adolescent love or infatuation, especially one that is not expected to last, as in Beth is besotted with him, but we […]
- Puppy mill
noun See puppy farm
[puhp] /pʌp/ noun 1. a young dog; puppy. 2. the young of certain other animals, as the rat or fur seal. 3. a small plant developing as an offshoot from a mature plant. verb (used without object), pupped, pupping. 4. to give birth to pups. /pʌp/ noun 1. 2. in pup, (of a bitch) pregnant […]
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for shelter tent noun phrase A small tent; an Army shelter tent: The crew loaded pup tents and cooking equipment into motorcycle sidecars (1863+)