Puppy
Puppy Pup"py, n.; pl. {Puppies}. [F. poup['e]e doll, puppet. See {Puppet}, and cf. {Pup}, n.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The young of a canine animal, esp. of the common dog; a whelp. [1913 Webster]

2. A name of contemptuous reproach for a conceited and impertinent person. [1913 Webster]

I found my place taken by an ill-bred, awkward puppy with a money bag under each arm. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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