- Any of several doglike mammals of the genus Canis of Africa and southern Asia that are mainly foragers feeding on plants, small animals, and occasionally carrion. (noun)
- An accomplice or a lackey who aids in the commission of base or disreputable acts. (noun)
- One who performs menial tasks for another. (noun)
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