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dognap

[ dawg-nap, dog- ]
/ 藞d蓴g n忙p, 藞d蓲g- /
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verb (used with object), dog路napped or dog路naped, dog路nap路ping or dog路nap路ing.
to steal (a dog), especially for the purpose of selling it for profit.
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Origin of dognap

An Americanism dating back to 1945鈥50; dog + -nap

OTHER WORDS FROM dognap

dog路nap路per, dog路nap路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dognap

dognap
/ (藞d蓲伞n忙p) /

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 dognap

dognapper, noundognapping or US dognaping, noun

Word Origin for dognap

C20:from dog + kidnap
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