As nouns the difference between tugboat and puppy
is that tugboat
is a small, powerful boat (a "tugship" in other languages) used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels while puppy
is a young dog, usually cute and playful.
As a verb puppy is
to bring forth whelps; to pup.
A small, powerful boat (a "tugship" in other languages) used to push or pull barges or to help maneuver larger vessels.
A young dog, usually cute and playful.
A young rat.
A young seal.
(slang, usually, in the plural) A woman’s breast.
(informal) A (generic) thing; particularly something that is a nuisance; a sucker.
(derogatory) A conceited and impertinent person.
- I have another two dozen of these puppies to finish before I can go home.
- I found my place taken by an ill-bred, awkward puppy with a money bag under each arm.
* (young dog) dogling, pup, whelp
* (young seal) pup
* See also
* puppy fat
* puppy love
* sick puppy
* stress puppy
To bring forth whelps; to pup.