World English Dictionary
lapdog (ˈlæpˌdɒɡ)
1.  a pet dog small and docile enough to be cuddled in the lap
2.  informal a person who attaches himself to someone in admiration or infatuation

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Word Origin & History

1640s, from lap (n.) + dog; figurative sense of "subservient person" is from 1980s.
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Example sentences for lapdog
She is not a botticellian beauty, but a mortal, her lapdog asleep on the bedsheets.
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