puppy

Definitions

  • Three puppies look curiously at a tortoise
    Three puppies look curiously at a tortoise
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n puppy a young dog
    • n puppy an inexperienced young person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A kitten looks worried, as a puppy destroys a flower bed while it's trying to catch its own tail A kitten looks worried, as a puppy destroys a flower bed while it's trying to catch its own tail
A kitten sits aloof, while a woman sits with a puppy on her lap watching a dog playing A kitten sits aloof, while a woman sits with a puppy on her lap watching a dog playing
wolfhound walking with puppies wolfhound walking with puppies
puppies tugging towel puppies tugging towel
sitting wolfhound puppy sitting wolfhound puppy
sheepdog nursing puppies sheepdog nursing puppies
sitting puppy sitting puppy
wolfhound playbowing to puppies wolfhound playbowing to puppies

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pixie, a Siberian Husky, gave birth to 7 puppies, one of which was bright green
    • Puppy A name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person. "I found my place taken by an ill-bred, awkward puppy with a money bag under each arm."
    • Puppy (Zoöl) The young of a canine animal, esp. of the common dog; a whelp.
    • v. i Puppy To bring forth whelps; to pup.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dalmatian puppies do not have any spots on them when they are born. They actually develop them as they get older
    • n puppy A doll; a puppet.
    • n puppy A young dog; a whelp; also, by extension, a young seal or other young carnivore.
    • n puppy A conceited, frivolous, and impertinent man; a silly young fop or coxcomb: used in contempt.
    • n puppy A white bowl or buoy used in the herring-fisheries to mark the position of the net nearest the fishing-boat.
    • puppy To bring forth puppies; whelp. Also pup.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Since the beginning of this fact, 3000 puppies were born in the U.S.A
    • n Puppy pup′i a doll: a young dog: a whelp: a conceited young man
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Quotations

  • Josh Billings
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    “A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.”
  • Adrienne Gusoff
    Adrienne Gusoff
    “Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.”

Idioms

Puppy love - Puppy love is love between two very young people.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. poupée, doll, puppet. See Puppet, and cf. Pup (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. poupée, a doll or puppet—L. pupa.

Usage

In literature:

And is there any cry more appealing than that of a lonely puppy?
"The Soldier of the Valley" by Nelson Lloyd
He's to have one of Duke's puppies if he wants it.
"A Little Florida Lady" by Dorothy C. Paine
He was a sweet little, precious little, pretty little puppy, so he was.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
I trained him from a puppy at Tossorontio.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
Jiminie is off playing ball with Jackie and Peetie Bow Wow, the puppy dog boys, so I am home alone.
"Uncle Wiggily in the Woods" by Howard R. Garis
In these buildings we have no artificial heat whatever, and all stock, except small puppies, are kept there.
"The Boston Terrier and All About It" by Edward Axtell
The puppy dog ran up to Raggedy Ann and twisted his head about as he looked at her.
"Raggedy Ann Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
On his way home he saw a nest of wild puppies in a hollow tree.
"The Cave Boy of the Age of Stone" by Margaret A. McIntyre
Bess, the retriever, had had puppies.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
He carried the puppy again in his arms, and the hens still were expostulating in the bottom of the wagon.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
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In poetry:

"Flash is nothing but a puppy;
So, Walter, do not worry;
If he knew that he'd done wrong,
He'd be sorry, sorry, sorry;"
"Walter And His Dog" by Eliza Lee Follen
There was an Old Man of Leghorn,
The smallest that ever was born;
But quickly snapped up he
Was once by a puppy,
Who devoured that Old Man of Leghorn.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Leghorn" by Edward Lear
All thi life, sin puppy days
We've been chums:--tha knows mi ways;--
An noa matter what fowk says,
On we jog.
'Spite what tricks dame Fortun plays,--
Tha'rt my dog.
"Dick an Me" by John Hartley
If, in an odd angle of the hutment,
A puppy laps the water from a can
Of flowers, and the drunk sergeant shaving
Whistles O Paradiso!—shall I say that man
Is not as men have said: a wolf to man?
"Eighth Air Force" by Randall Jarrell
This is a war . . . But since these play, before they die,
Like puppies with their puppy; since, a man,
I did as these have done, but did not die—
I will content the people as I can
And give up these to them: Behold the man!
"Eighth Air Force" by Randall Jarrell
Why don't young women learn how to make love?
They attack with the subtlety of a bull, and moan and sigh with the ardor of a puppy.
Panting, they pursue their own pleasure,
forgetting to please their partner, as an older woman does.
"Green Apples" by Dudley Randall

In news:

When a candidate for governor tries to help out a puppy gas chamber .
Rich Miller / When a candidate for governor tries to help out a puppy gas chamber .
Marcy, NY (WIBX) – Want to know which WIBX Personality is this puppy's pet.
Veterinary Q&A: Puppy and geriatric exams.
Nine puppies have perished in a fire at a central Ohio dog kennel.
Nine puppies have perished in a fire inside a central Ohio dog kennel.
A heroic mother dog, a German Shepherd mix called 'Amanda', rescues her ten-day old puppies from a house fire in Chile, carrying them in her mouth to the safety of a nearby fire truck.
This is one of the four puppies found abandoned in Key Largo last week.
Joan Misek witnesses her golden retriever 's true love for her puppies and grand puppies.
Attack Of The Golden Retriever Puppies.
At Posh Puppy Boutique, the number one pet boutique on Google… they not only have toys, carriers and collars… but also training aids, outfits and healthy treats.
David and Victoria Beckham's new Bulldog puppy, K9, is already leading the jet-set life.
You could get these puppies for 70% off the original price.
Rocket launcher seized, children and puppies removed in LASD raids.
I was walking in the streets and a man had dropped off a box of greyhound puppy.
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In science:

In X-rays, the resolution that can be achieved with the current generation of telescopes is a limiting factor, but Winkler & Petre (2007) have used the Chandra X-ray Observatory to measure a proper motion of 165 ± 25 mas yr−1 for the RX J0822−4300, in the center of the Puppis A supernova remnant.
Precision Astrometry with the Very Long Baseline Array: Parallaxes and Proper Motions for 14 Pulsars
Becker: The Supernova remnants (SNRs) Puppis-A and RX J0852.04622 (Vela-Junior) are located along the line of sight towards the outer rim of the Vela SNR.
On the Present and Future of Pulsar Astronomy
From an energy minimizing persepective the SED of the SNR Puppis A is dominated by leptonic synchrotron and bremsstrahlung emission.
A statistical study of Galactic SNR source spectra detected at >GeV energies
For example, a newly discovered cluster in the ZOA towards Puppis (l (cid:25) (cid:14) ; jbj < (cid:14) , at a distance R (cid:25)  km/sec) may be responsible for a non-negligible fraction of the acceleration of the LG perpendicular to the Supergalactic plane (Lahav et al.  ).
Large-Scale Mass Distribution Behind the Galactic Plane
The foreground mild overdensity extends all the way from Hydra to Eridanus, intersecting the ZOA at the vicinity of Puppis.
Large-Scale Mass Distribution Behind the Galactic Plane
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