Definition of lapdog in English:

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lapdog

Pronunciation: /ˈlapdɒɡ/

noun

1A small pampered pet dog.
Example sentences
  • It was at the Berteliére that I observed lapdogs at every table and decided to take Gregory into the dining room - telling him he was far too big to sit on my lap and would have to make himself as inconspicuous as possible.
  • Fluffy white lapdogs, of the sort seen in the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, seem to have been the most popular.
  • Hey, Britney… what are you going to call your little lapdog?
1.1A person or organization which is influenced or controlled by another: the government and its media lapdogs
More example sentences
  • I guess he wouldn't be able to work anywhere else, unless the media outlet needs a lapdog.
  • But correcting those mistakes would require a far more sweeping re-examination of America's involvement in the Middle East than our foreign policy elites and their media lapdogs will ever permit.
  • I was precise; she and most of her media lapdogs were not.

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