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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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 for puppy
The current puppy pack, seeing him as a wolf, immediately attack him.
Unless it is a wet year, only one puppy from a litter might be selected to live.
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