The dictionary definition of a lapdog doesn't really do justice to the real nature of the beast.

These little dogs, often a Shitzu, Yorkie, Toy Poodle or Pekingese will invariably be spoilt by their owners who bestow them with treats, pedicure, coiffure, and usually ribbons.

The lapdog becomes highly attached to its owner, and with that comes jealousy, they are often very snappy, biting all but the hand that feeds them.

The word is also applicable to humans, especially of the toyboy variety, who will do anything for an older woman.

A common slang term for lapdog is usually a female partygoer who is quite flirtatious and enjoys resting her bum on the lap of a male partier. A lapdog can usually be found at house parties or fraternity parties where keg beer or cheap liquor is easy to access. The most common lapdog is a smaller female who is very outgoing and social.

Lap"dog` (?), n.

A small dog fondled in the lap.

 

© Webster 1913.

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