noun, plural pup·pies.
Examples from the Web for puppies
He saves the helpless from burning buildings and puppies from untimely deaths.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy|Olivia Nuzzi|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She became vegan, “inspired by a love of puppies and a cow that winked at me on a family vacation.”Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Today she was letting her two puppies, Dex and Didi, run in the park.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The puppies come from more than 20 shelters across the country—Artemis came from Puerto Rico, just for the occasion.
Handlers bring the puppies down in waves to prevent them from getting too tired, freaked out, or antsy while filming.
It is common for coyotes to move their puppies promptly to another den when they think they are discovered.Watched by Wild Animals|Enos A. Mills
She's bought him a washbasin with a rim of puppies, and a red stocking cap.Christmas|Zona Gale
The terrier made no objection to being removed, but the puppies cried dismally at the parting.Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
When puppies are four months old (in the winter time) they should be placed in well built kennels, without artificial heat.The Boston Terrier and All About It|Edward Axtell
In the author's opinion, the most frequent causes of this complaint in puppies are round-worms (Ascaris marginata).Sporting Dogs|Frank Townend Barton
British Dictionary definitions for puppies
noun plural -pies
Word Origin for puppy
Word Origin and History for puppies
late 15c., "woman's small pet dog," of uncertain origin but likely from Middle French poupée "doll, toy" (see puppet). Meaning shifted from "toy dog" to "young dog" (1590s), replacing Middle English whelp. In early use in English puppet and puppy were not always distinct from each other. Also used about that time in sense of "vain young man." Puppy-dog first attested 1590s (in Shakespeare, puppi-dogges). Puppy love is from 1823. Puppy fat is from 1937.