or pi-dog

[pahy-dawg, -dog]


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

Origin of pye-dog

1860–65; pye said to be < Hindi pāhī outsider Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pye-dog


pie-dog or pi-dog


an ownerless half-wild Asian dog

Word Origin for pye-dog

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