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pye-dog

or pi-dog

[ pahy-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈpaɪˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
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noun

an ownerless half-wild dog of uncertain breeding, common in the villages and towns of India and other countries in east and south Asia.

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Origin of pye-dog

1860–65; pye said to be <Hindi pāhī outsider
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British Dictionary definitions for pye-dog

pye-dog

pie-dog or pi-dog


noun

an ownerless half-wild Asian dog

Word Origin for pye-dog

C19: Anglo-Indian pye, paë, from Hindi pāhī outsider
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