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bandog

[ban-dawg, -dog]
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  1. any dog, as a mastiff or bloodhound, kept tied or chained.
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Origin of bandog

First recorded in 1250–1300, bandog is from the Middle English word band-dogge. See band3, dog
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  • Had you been bitten with Bandog fleas, as I have been, and haunted with the night Mare.

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    Francis Beaumont

  • Bandog, ban′dog, n. a dog tied up as a watch-dog, or because of its ferocity.

  • But now I put thee out of door and set the bandog to guard it; thou art locked out though the door be wide open, seest thou?

  • A bandog, as the name imports, was a dog so fierce, as to require to be chained up.

  • Bandog, a bailiff, or his followers; a sergeant, or his yeomen; also a fierce mastiff.