toy dog

  1. one of any of several breeds of very small dogs, as the Yorkshire terrier, English toy spaniel, Shih Tzu, and Pomeranian.

Origin of toy dog

First recorded in 1800–10

Words Nearby toy dog Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use toy dog in a sentence

  • Also, let alone her lost toy-dog gun, I got all her ammunition and her rifle, while she was grabbing in Miss Paulette's trunk.

    The La Chance Mine Mystery | Susan Carleton Jones
  • Everyone knows what a cold is, and the toy dog's cold should be treated like one's own.

    A Manual of Toy Dogs | Mrs. Leslie Williams