puppy

A puppy is a baby dog. Unless you're more of a cat person, there's nothing cuter than puppies playing together.

When a dog is born, it's a puppy. Puppies, like most mammals, start out very small and quickly grow larger — in fact, some puppies' coats change color as they mature, resulting in a fully grown dog that looks completely different. In the fifteenth century, a puppy was specifically "a woman's small pet dog," from the Middle French poupée, "doll or toy."

Definitions of puppy
  1. noun
    a young dog
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    type of:
    pup, whelp
    young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
    Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog
    a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
  2. noun
    an inexperienced young person
    synonyms: pup
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    type of:
    spring chicken, young person, younker, youth
    a young person (especially a young man or boy)
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