Lap-dog definitions

A small dog kept as a pet.
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One eager to do another's bidding, especially in order to maintain a position of privilege or favor.
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A pet dog small enough to be held in the lap, often, specif., one that is pampered.
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A fawning or submissive person.
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A small dog, kept as household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament make it both suited and disposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner.
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(idiomatic, by extension) A person who behaves in a servile manner, such as a sycophantic employee or a fawning lover.
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Alternative form of lap dog.
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