Definition of puppy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpʌpi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌpi//
    (pl. puppies) (also pup) Pets
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  1. 1 a young dog a litter of puppies a Labrador puppy See related entries: Pets
  2. 2(old-fashioned, informal) a proud or rude young man
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent. (denoting a lapdog): perhaps from Old French poupee ‘doll, plaything’; compare with puppet, synonymous with dialect puppy (as in puppy-show ‘puppet show’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: puppy