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Lapdog   Listen
noun
Lapdog  n.  
1.
A small dog which is or can be fondled in the lap.
2.
One who does the bidding of another; a servile follower. (informal)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Lapdog" Quotes from Famous Books



... given of hideous worsted bibs for babes and collars for dogs, combining in the closest proximity the most uncomplementary and mutually repellent colors, has nothing whatever to do with foreign art or foreign intercourse. What foreigner ever decorated a little lapdog with a red-green-yellow-blue-and purple crocheted collar, four or five ...
— Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic • Sidney L. Gulick

... daughter—not a cross yelping Blenheim spaniel, (those troublesome little creatures spoil every body's manners who is so unlucky as to possess them, the first five minutes of every morning call being invariably devoted to silencing the lapdog and apologising to the visiter,)—not a pigmy Blenheim, but a large, noble animal, something, in short, as like as might be to Dash, with whom Mrs. Keating had a personal acquaintance, and for whom, in common with most of his acquaintances, she ...
— The Widow's Dog • Mary Russell Mitford

... was a long time before she could get them made uniformly good, till she made the following rule:—"If the pudding was good, she let the cook have the remainder of it; if it was not, she gave it to her lapdog;" but as soon as this resolution was known, poor little Bow-wow seldom got the ...
— The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual • William Kitchiner



Words linked to "Lapdog" :   dog, Canis familiaris



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