lap dog definition

  • noun:
    • A small puppy held as a pet.
    • Informal One eager to do another's bidding, especially in order to maintain a position of privilege or favor: "a bunch of intellectual lap dogs for anybody who holds a big job in government” ( Mike Barnicle).
    • a little dog, kept as family pet, whoever light weight and companionable temperament allow it to be both suited and disposed to expend time resting when you look at the convenience of the master's lap; your pet dog bred to act in this way.
    • someone who behaves in a servile way, including a sycophantic worker or a fawning lover.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "lap dog"
  • Sentence for "lap dog"
  • Urban Dictionary for "lap dog"
65 votes

How would you define lap dog?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!