[ pound-puhp-ee ]
/ ˈpaʊnd ˌpʌp i /
noun, plural pound pup·pies.
a dog, especially a puppy, residing in or adopted from a pound or shelter: Our family decided to get a pound puppy, but we couldn’t agree on which one—that’s why we now have three dogs!
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of pound puppy
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby pound puppy
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