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Topic: PETS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: poupée 'doll, toy', from an unrecorded poupe; PUPPET

puppy

noun
     
puppy
pup‧py S3 plural puppies [countable]
1DHP a young dog:
a six-month-old puppy
2

this/that puppy

American English spoken informal used instead of the name of a thing, especially when you do not know the name:
How do you turn this puppy off?
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