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

  • n. A young dog; a puppy.
  • n. The young of various other canine animals, such as the wolf or fox.
  • n. The young of certain other animals, such as the seal.
  • n. An inexperienced or conceited young person: a mere pup trying his first case in court.
  • intransitive v. To give birth to pups.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A young dog, wolf, fox, seal, shark and some other animals.
  • n. A young, inexperienced person.
  • n. Any cute dog, regardless of age.
  • n. A short semi-trailer used jointly with a dolly and another semi-trailer to create a twin trailer.
  • v. To give birth to pups.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young dog; a puppy.
  • n. a young seal.
  • intransitive v. To bring forth whelps or young, as the female of the canine species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring forth pups, as a bitch; whelp, as a carnivorous quadruped.
  • n. Same as puppy, 2.
  • n. A local term current among the Klondike gold-miners for tributary streamlets of the second order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inexperienced young person
  • n. young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
  • v. birth


Short for puppy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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