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puppy dog

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Word History and Origins

Origin of puppy dog1

First recorded in 1585–95

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Example Sentences

It’s got the energy of an eager-to-please puppy dog, and a pedal-to-the-metal pace that helps it blow past most questionable plot developments.

The really cute thing was the baby kept going back and forth across the stern of our boat, like a puppy dog saying, “Come back and play.”

Odenkirk asks in his best puppy-dog voice (you know the one).

The 'inhabitants' left hurriedly, leaving a small puppy dog, which we rescued.

And then that puppy dog just put his little tail between his legs, and howled, and ran away, too; Jimmie waddling after him.

So Jimmie looked, very carefully, and he saw a white spot on the puppy dog's nose, and told him so.

He was lying on his back, with his paws in the air, and whining very like a puppy-dog.

A little puppy dog came from behind the house and approached them cautiously.

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