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dognap

[dawg-nap, dog-] /ˈdɔg næp, ˈdɒg-/
verb (used with object), dognapped or dognaped, dognapping or dognaping.
1.
to steal (a dog), especially for the purpose of selling it for profit.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; dog + -nap
Related forms
dognapper, dognaper, noun
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  • dognappers are known to pose as joggers and sneak around the person walking their dog.
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dognap

/ˈdɒɡnæp/
verb -naps, -napping, -napped (US) -naps, -naping, -naped
1.
(transitive) to carry off and hold (a dog), usually for ransom
Derived Forms
dognapper, noun
dognapping, (US) dognaping, noun
Word Origin
C20:from dog + kidnap
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