lapdog lapdog  /ˈlæp ˌdɔɡ/


  • (n) a dog small and tame enough to be held in the lap


  1. If you mentioned George Bush in a game of word association for political insiders just six weeks ago, the responses would have been devastating: loser, wimp, preppie, lapdog.
  2. Thanks to the Bush team's embrace, Woodward was accused unfairly of being a lapdog for the President.
  3. At week's end reports circulated that he would step down, if his armed forces were kept intact and his lapdog National Liberal Party was given the pivotal role in a new regime.


  1. Pet connection, July 25, 2013

    Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society: Buddy is a 2-year-old loveable lapdog who happens to have only three legs. His lack of a leg doesn’t stop him from having lots of fun with his kennelmates. Athena is a special girl with magical eyes. She is about 4 years old and loves to have her chin scratched. She loves other cats and will fall in love with you.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

  2. Happy Tails: Maddy likes to be held

    This is Maddy, She is an adorable little Chihuahua/Pug puppy. Maddy is approximately 3 months old; she will be a small dog. She loves attention and loves to be held. Maddy is sweet and playful. If you're looking for a little lapdog, call the shelter...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Corning Observer


  1. "Chris had a Border collie when we started and I had a half-Border collie, and I always thought of Mulder like a Border collie. He needed a job, so when you see him at first, he's like a Border collie who's a lapdog," Duchovny said. "It's not...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: David Duchovny Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. When asked if he was surprised Bosh chose to play alongside Wade in South Beach, Van Gundy answered, "Well, he's been following him around for two weeks like his lapdog. So that doesn't really surprise me."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: Bay News 9

  3. "Whereas you had a kind of lapdog Congress in the past, you're going to have a significant challenge," Podesta said, speaking of Bush. "Even if the Republicans retain control, you'll see even more questioning on the Senate side."
    on Nov 6, 2006 By: John Podesta Source: International Herald Tribune

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