What does the word lapdog mean?

Usage examples for lapdog

  1. " A nervous mongrel- a genuine lapdog," the major muttered, contemptuously, without ceasing his performance. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  2. Sure your lapdog has befouled himself; let me catch hold of the nasty cur, I'll teach him better manners. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  3. He must remain coy in his nook within the wall till he might see the lady's lapdog run across the orchard. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France