Definition of pye-dog in English:

pye-dog

noun

  • A stray mongrel, especially in Asia.

    • ‘The Bombay Airport is relatively modern inside, but out on the tarmac pi-dogs chase each other.’
    • ‘Neatly dressed local passengers cover their noses with scented kerchiefs as though they were in the company of a pye-dog.’
    • ‘Bobbing bunches of small boys run around like packs of pie dogs, yapping at everyone, teasing, pushing and screaming.’
    cross-breed, cross, mixed breed, half-breed, hybrid
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Anglo-Indian pye, Hindi pāhī outsider + dog.

Pronunciation:

pye-dog

/ˈpīdäɡ/