pound puppy

[ 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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Origin of pound puppy

First recorded in 1965–70
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