pye-dog

pye-dog

[pahy-dawg, -dog]
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.
Also, pi-dog.


Origin:
1860–65; pye said to be < Hindi pāhī outsider

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pye-dog, pie-dog or pi-dog
 
n
an ownerless half-wild Asian dog
 
[C19: Anglo-Indian pye, paë, from Hindi pāhī outsider]
 
pie-dog, pie-dog or pi-dog
 
n
 
[C19: Anglo-Indian pye, paë, from Hindi pāhī outsider]
 
pi-dog, pie-dog or pi-dog
 
n
 
[C19: Anglo-Indian pye, paë, from Hindi pāhī outsider]

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