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dog out

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dog out

verb phrase

To dress fancily; doll up: He would have been feeling much better if he were dogged out in a new outfit (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • He shook himself like a dog out of cold water, and got into his bunk.

    The Stoker and the Stars Algirdas Jonas Budrys (AKA John A. Sentry)
  • They passed through a gate into an orchard, and shut the dog out.

  • He brought the dog out, giving no expression to his own theory.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton
  • No longer would she beat his dog out of the house with the handle of the broom.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • I've been working like a dog—out with the diving crew—shell, you know.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • Vanslyperken finished his toilet, and then turned the dog out of the bed.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • "It's not a fit night to turn a dog out," he said to himself, aloud.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • You should have kept the dog out of my way—a little poaching varmint.

    The Poor Clare Elizabeth Gaskell
  • "An' I 'll kick your dog out o' this yard every time it comes in," shouted Harvey.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • I let my dog out of the cellar, and he most chewed up my sister's dog.

    Bolax Josephine Culpeper

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