noun, plural puppies.
a young dog, especially one less than a year old.
Fox Hunting. a foxhound that has hunted regularly for less than one season.
pup ( def 2 ).
a presuming, conceited, or empty-headed young man.

1480–90; earlier popi. See puppet, -y2

puppyhood, puppydom, noun
puppyish, adjective
puppylike, adjective
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puppy (ˈpʌpɪ)
n , pl -pies
1.  a young dog; pup
2.  informal, derogatory a brash or conceited young man; pup
[C15 popi, from Old French popée doll; compare puppet]

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Word Origin & History

1486, "woman's small pet dog," from M.Fr. poupée "doll, toy" (see puppet). Meaning shifted from "toy dog" to "young dog" (1591), replacing M.E. whelp. Also used about that time in sense of "vain young man." Puppy love is from 1834. Puppy fat is from 1937.
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Example sentences
Dinosaur descendants are obviously cute, wrinkly puppies.
And, if these don't work as sleep-inducers, you can always use them to name
  puppies with.
It's as if they are suddenly wounded puppies on their way to the pound, never
  to be seen again.
But years of hand-picked puppies has led to an amazing amount of skull
  diversity in dogs.
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