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toy dog

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noun
  1. one of any of several breeds of very small dogs, as the Yorkshire terrier, English toy spaniel, Shih Tzu, and Pomeranian.
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Origin of toy dog

First recorded in 1800–10
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Historical Examples

  • We trust that this is the beginning of the end of the toy-dog craze.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, May 6, 1914

    Various

  • The creature commonly weighs about three pounds, and its note resembles that of a toy-dog.