Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To steal (a dog), especially for the purpose of selling it to a research laboratory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To abduct a dog.

Etymologies

dog + (kid)nap.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
dog +‎ -nap. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maybe Juliana did dognap Pretty Boy and do some of the other stuff.

    NANCY DREW

  • But their joy turns to dismay when fur-loving Cruella De Vil dispatches her clumsy cohorts, Jasper and Horace, to dognap every Dalmatian pup in London .

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  • It was so friendly, it would be easy to dognap him, and he sat in the doorstep most of the time where a car going by could take him.

    Dognappers

  • She saw that it had the same effect on Bubbles, who was going into a dognap.

    Demons Don't Dream

  • Desperate for a pay back, he enlists the help of his hotheaded best friend Rusty, and they decide to dognap Miss Crock's precious pooch and hold it for ransom.

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  • But when the spotted-fur-loving Ms. De Vil and her clumsy cohorts Jasper and Horace, dognap the litter - along with every other Dalmatian pup in London - Pongo and Perdy must rally the town's animals to their rescue.

    Mommy Brain

  • i know this is abit slow, but prelims are over! urgh just getting back the results is not a happy thing. saw jeremy's dogs the other day and dawn wanted to dognap them = D they're just the cutest things on earth, besides rauf (rawrr) ok bye bye = X back | forth

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  • Its mother probably thought I was trying to dognap her baby! "

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