dognap
transitive verb (-napped or dognaped; -napping or dognaping) Etymology: 1dog + -nap (as in kidnap) Date: circa 1942 to steal (a dog) especially to obtain a reward for its return or to sell to a scientific laboratorydognapper or dognaper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dognap — ☆ dognap [dôg′nap΄ ] vt. dognapped or dognaped, dognapping or dognaping [ DOG + (KID)NAP] to steal (a dog), esp. in order to sell it to a medical research laboratory dognapper n. dognaper …   English World dictionary

  • dognap — /ˈdɒgnæp/ (say dognap) verb (t) (dognapped, dognapping) to steal or abduct (a dog). {dog + (kid)nap} –dognapper, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • dognap — dognapper, dognaper, n. /dawg nap, dog /, v.t., dognapped or dognaped, dognapping or dognaping. to steal (a dog), esp. for the purpose of selling it for profit. [1945 50, Amer.; DOG + NAP] * * * …   Universalium

  • dognap — verb kidnap a dog See Also: dog, dognapper, kidnap, nap …   Wiktionary

  • dognap — dog·nap …   English syllables

  • dognap — dog•nap [[t]ˈdɔg næp, ˈdɒg [/t]] v. t. napped naped, nap•ping nap•ing cvb to steal (a dog), esp. for the purpose of selling it for profit • Etymology: 1945–50, amer.; dog+ nap dog′nap•per, dog′nap•er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • dognap — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dognapping — is the crime of taking a dog from its owner with the intention of demanding a ransom. Historically in the United States, dogs had been stolen and sold on for medical research, but the introduction of the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 reduced these… …   Wikipedia

  • dognaper — noun see dognap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dognapper — noun see dognap …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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