Definition of four-legged friend in English:

four-legged friend

noun

informal
  • A pet with four legs, especially a dog.

    ‘a new park for our four-legged friends’
    • ‘It's amazing how similar we humans really are to our four-legged friends.’
    • ‘She is hoping she can find homes for some of her four-legged friends.’
    • ‘During the recent foot and mouth crisis, Castle Howard was one of the few places to stay open, and became a haven for dog-walkers and their four-legged friends.’
    • ‘The fact that dog attacks are occurring in the first place tells us that we may be trying to hard too domesticate our four-legged friends.’
    • ‘A pet care firm is seeking animal lovers in Swindon who would like to look after four-legged friends while their owners are on holiday.’
    • ‘She smiles at the spectacle of parents, kids and four-legged friends stationed around the playground.’
    • ‘In one five-week period, animal-mad Brits spent more than £250,000 on thousands of denim and sheepskin coats for four-legged friends.’
    • ‘He was accompanied by a four-legged friend on this year's march.’
    • ‘Whilst toy dogs might be easy to manage and indeed dispose of when the novelty wears thin, there's nothing like having a real four-legged friend greeting you as you return from a long day at work.’
    • ‘The 9-year-old girl now has the furry, four-legged friend she had been longing for.’