dogling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dog +‎ -ling.

Noun[edit]

dogling (plural doglings)

  1. A little or young dog; a puppy.
    • 1903, Harper's magazine:
      The day she came home to find that our dogling had gone to live permanently with the man who spaded up our back yard it seemed for a time that there was no balm in Gilead.