[ dawg-nap, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔg næp, ˈdɒg- /
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verb (used with object), dog·napped or dog·naped, dog·nap·ping or dog·nap·ing.
to steal (a dog), especially for the purpose of selling it for profit.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dognapdog·nap·per, dog·nap·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dognap
/ (ˈdɒɡnæp) /
verb -naps, -napping or -napped or US -naps, -naping or -naped
(tr) to carry off and hold (a dog), usually for ransom
Derived forms of dognapdognapper, noundognapping or US dognaping, noun
Word Origin for dognap
C20:from dog + kidnap
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