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petnapping

or pet·nap·ing

[pet-nap-ing]
noun
  1. the stealing of a pet, as for resale or ransom.
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Origin of petnapping

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; pet1 + -nap + -ing1
Related formspet·nap·per, pet·nap·er, noun
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