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[red-dawg, -dog] /ˈrɛdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/ Football. (esp. of linebackers)
verb (used with object), red-dogged, red-dogging.
to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.
verb (used without object), red-dogged, red-dogging.
to red-dog the passer.
Origin of red-dog
First recorded in 1950-55
Related forms
red-dogger, noun

red dog

noun, Cards.
a gambling game played by two to ten persons with a pack of 52 cards, in which players bet in turn that their hands contain a card of the same suit as the top card of the stock and of higher rank.
Also called high-card pool.
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We hed our konkebines with ez great a muchness ez Solomon, but we sold their children for silver, and gold, and red-dog paper.

    Swingin Round the Cirkle. Petroleum V. Nasby
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red dog

noun phrase

A defensive assault in which the linebacker goes directly for the quarterback (1966+ Football)

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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