toy dog

noun
one of any of several breeds of very small dogs, as the Yorkshire terrier, English toy spaniel, Shih Tzu, and Pomeranian.

Origin:
1800–10

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Example sentences
The toy dog long has been a favorite with the city dweller, including the senior citizen.
They have a pit bull who is a real sweetie, but much stronger than our toy dog.
The parcel contained a robotic toy dog, which exploded when he inserted batteries as instructed by an accompanying letter.
Then the change was made to the toy dog, and the live animal was ordered sent back to the pound.
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