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yard dog2

noun

a disgusting or despicable person

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  • As he did so, there resounded again, simultaneously, the howl of the yard dog and the death-cry of the screech-owl.

  • "That is a terrible disease for a Snow Man to have," said the yard dog.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • "Ah, now I understand why he had such a great longing for the stove," said the yard dog.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • Nothing living was burnt, except a flock of pigeons: they flew into the flames, and the yard dog.

    Pictures of Sweden Hans Christian Andersen
  • "I wish we'd even a yard dog at Aireyholme," said Rose Randall.

  • No doubt it was very sad, but it was simple; it was brother to the grief of the yard dog when she lost her puppies.

    The Judge Rebecca West
  • No one but the yard dog and the swallows would recognize her; but they were poor animals who had nothing to say in the matter.

  • My sister's pet grew rapidly, and became a great friend of our yard dog.

  • The Christmas tree was on the table, and the little boy lay under the cart with his head pillowed on the yard dog.

    Bliss, and Other Stories Katherine Mansfield
Slang definitions & phrases for yard dog

yard dog

noun

A disgusting or despicable person whom one does not want around

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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