bird-dog

[ burd-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈbɜrdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /

verb (used with object), bird-dogged, bird-dog·ging. Informal.

to follow, watch carefully, or investigate.
to seek out.

verb (used without object), bird-dogged, bird-dog·ging.

Informal. to follow or watch carefully.
Slang. to steal or attempt to steal another person's date.

Nearby words

  1. bird's-nest soup,
  2. bird-brain,
  3. bird-brained,
  4. bird-breeder's lung,
  5. bird-catcher tree,
  6. bird-footed dinosaur,
  7. bird-nesting,
  8. bird-of-paradise,
  9. bird-of-paradise flower,
  10. bird-voiced tree frog

Origin of bird-dog

v. use of bird dog

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