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dog out

Slang definitions & phrases for dog out

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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  • "Richard, I would not turn a dog out to go two or three miles on such a night as this," impulsively uttered Mr. Carlyle.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He brought the dog out, giving no expression to his own theory.

    Kiddie the Scout Robert Leighton
  • To let the dog out is the same as our letting the cat out; to run against a nail is allied to kicking against the pricks.

    Chinese Sketches Herbert A. Giles
  • I've been working like a dog—out with the diving crew—shell, you know.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • He ordered the dog out of the water and made him lie still at a little distance on the ice.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • They passed through a gate into an orchard, and shut the dog out.

  • After that, whenever they saw a dog out in the street, they looked anxiously at him, especially if he looked like Splash.

  • Vanslyperken finished his toilet, and then turned the dog out of the bed.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • Burns kindly led the dog out, and as he was going he said, ‘I wish I could find a lassie to loe me as well as my dog.’

    The Real Robert Burns J. L. Hughes
  • "It's not a fit night to turn a dog out," he said to himself, aloud.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

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