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Definition of pye-dog noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pye-dog

 noun
(also pie-dog, pi-dog) noun
BrE BrE//ˈpaɪ dɒɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaɪ dɔːɡ//
 
(also pariah dog)
 
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(especially in Asia) a dog that has no owner or home and is of no particular breed Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Anglo-Indian pye, Hindi pāhī ‘outsider’ + dog.