dognap

[ dawg-nap, dog- ]
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verb (used with object),dog·napped or dog·naped, dog·nap·ping or dog·nap·ing.
  1. to steal (a dog), especially for the purpose of selling it for profit.

Origin of dognap

1
An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; dog + -nap

Other words from dognap

  • dog·nap·per, dog·nap·er, noun

Words Nearby dognap

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British Dictionary definitions for dognap

dognap

/ (ˈdɒɡnæp) /


verb-naps, -napping or -napped or US -naps, -naping or -naped
  1. (tr) to carry off and hold (a dog), usually for ransom

Origin of dognap

1
C20:from dog + kidnap

Derived forms of dognap

  • dognapper, noun
  • dognapping or US dognaping, noun

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