lap dog


a small pet dog that can easily be held in the lap.

Origin of lap dog

First recorded in 1635–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lapdog

/ (ˈlæpˌdɒɡ) /


a pet dog small and docile enough to be cuddled in the lap
informal a person who attaches himself to someone in admiration or infatuation
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