Synonyms for puppy

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Of course the puppy barked; of course the skunk did not like it.

All was as merry as a marriage bell, and might have continued so but for that puppy Sim.

I opened the door of his cage and, snatching the puppy, fled.

Then their noses touched, and he felt the warm little tongue of the puppy on his jowl.

He was a good runner, swifter than any puppy of his size, and swifter than Lip-lip.

He had had experience in puppy fights and was already something of a bully.

He looked at Kiche licking her puppy and stopping now and then to snarl at him.

Get out of the house, you puppy; or I'll have the servants up, and have you ducked in the horse-pond.'

Meanwhile the puppy and the fox-cub played about in his room.

Her hair was soft, soft and white as a puppy's, soft and white like the down from a dandelion.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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whelp

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