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dog tag

a small disk or strip attached to a dog's harness or collar stating owner, home, etc.
  1. any tag for a suitcase, camera, or other personal possession with the owner's name or address.
  2. a tag or card with a person's name or affiliation, worn at conventions, large meetings, etc.
Origin of dog tag
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dog tags

dog tag

(US, slang) a military personal-identification disc
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Slang definitions & phrases for dog tags

dog tags

noun phrase

Identification tags, esp metal tags worn around the neck by members of the armed forces: Vets, if you still have your dog tags

[WWI armed forces; each soldier had two : one to be taken from his body if he died, the other to be left with it]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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