Origin of lap dog
Examples from the Web for lapdog
“He is the greatest liar on (H) earth”—as the cockney said of the lapdog he often saw lying before the fire.
A courtier, a lapdog, an invertebrate creature without power or dignity.The Tangled Skein|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Mere daintiness in feeding is characteristic of the lapdog and other over-protected animals.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
Why, you can't get at me, and I can tease you from here as though you were Julie's lapdog.Short Stories|Fiodor Dostoievski
The Suffragette question has not yet invaded Yucatan, and lovely woman is content with the life of a lapdog.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold