Definition of puppy dog in English:

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puppy dog

noun

A child’s word for a puppy.
Example sentences
  • In Gaskell's Life, Emily is a faintly demonic, Jekyll and Hyde character, all sweetness one minute, torturing puppy-dogs the next.
  • And sometimes the boy puppy-dogs fall in love with the girl puppy-dogs!
  • We've got puppy-dogs and dixieland music, too.

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Syllabification: pup·py dog

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