Definition of Puppyish

1. Adjective. Characteristic of a puppy.

Exact synonyms: Puppylike
Similar to: Immature, Young



Definition of Puppyish

1. a. Like a puppy.

Definition of Puppyish

1. Adjective. With the playful, innocent, eager to please or energetic qualities of a ''puppy''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Puppyish

1. puppy [adj] - See also: puppy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Puppyish

puppy
puppy-dog eyes
puppy chow
puppy dog
puppy dog eyes
puppy fat
puppy feet
puppy love
puppy mill
puppy mills
puppydom
puppydoms
puppyhood
puppyhoods
puppying
puppyish (current term)
puppyishly
puppyism
puppyisms
puppylike
pups
pupu
pupunha
pupunhas
pupus
pupusa
pupusas
pupuseria
pupuserias
pupylation

Literary usage of Puppyish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. White Fang by Jack London (1906)
"The genial, playful, puppyish side of him found little expression. He never played and gambolled about with the other puppies of the camp. ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1909)
"... and brandishes his little wooden sword, and pipes out his little war-cry, but it is all very feeble and very puppyish. On the other hand, the treatment ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1856)
"... this antiquated practice, very good in peculiar countries, but generally merely a puppyish display, would have died out of itself. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1875)
"Any one can see that he has not been brought up in London ; London makes young men so artificial and puppyish." Sybil still said nothing. ..."

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