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Slang definitions & phrases for dog-wagon



  1. A modest or cheap diner, such as might occupy an old railroad car or streetcar, that serves hot dogs (1900+ College students)
  2. An antiquated truck (1940s+ Truckers)
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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  • I remembered that there used to be a humble restaurant and kitchen on wheels—to the vulgar, a dog-wagon—up toward York Street.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks
  • But the dog-wagon has now become a gilded unfamiliar thing, twice its former size and with stools for a considerable company.

    Chimney-Pot Papers Charles S. Brooks

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