puppernutter = puppy; dog

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Mar 20 03:30:42 UTC 2007

On 3/19/07, Douglas G. Wilson <douglas at nb.net> wrote:
> I suppose "puppernutter" < "puppernut" based on "peppernut" =
> "pfeffernuesse" ... or something like that?

Looks more like a canine alteration of "fluffernutter"...


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