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

n a young dog

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

n an inexperienced young person

Type of:
spring chicken, young person, younker, youth
a young person (especially a young man or boy)

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