noun, plural pup·pies.
Examples from the Web for puppy
Who went to a school where she was allowed to take her puppy to gym class, and her best friend played the didgeridoo.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I carried the puppy up the hill, stumbling under the weight.
A neighbor woman came out from behind her screen door and told me to leave the puppy out in the street.
And she is focused on her so-far-unsuccessful quest to get a puppy from her mothers or Santa Claus or anyone who will listen.
Some people in my watch party advocated for a change of channel to something called “Puppy Bowl.”The Impossible Super Bowl Score: First 43-8 Football Game in a Century|Evin Demirel|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Had she shown "my puppy" her childish qualities, he would have despised her—he had left that department himself so recently.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
I shall never forget what a rage he came home in when Sir Isaac had called him a puppy.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)|Augustus De Morgan
The captain, without a word, picked up the puppy with one hand and offered the other to the child.The Idol of The Blind|Tom Gallon
He was well-nigh as powerless against a strong opponent in this position as is a puppy that is held up by the scruff of the neck.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
The claimant boy laid such insistent hands on the puppy, and Eddy so resisted, that the little animal yelped loudly.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for puppy
noun plural -pies
Word Origin for puppy
Word Origin and History for puppy
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.