one of any of various breeds of dogs trained to hunt or retrieve birds.
Informal. a person hired to locate special items or people, especially a talent scout who seeks out promising athletes.
Slang. a person who steals another person's date.
Other definitions for bird-dog (2 of 2)
to follow, watch carefully, or investigate.
to seek out.
Informal. to follow or watch carefully.
Slang. to steal or attempt to steal another person's date.
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British Dictionary definitions for bird dog
hunting a dog used or trained to retrieve game birds after they are shot
informal to control closely with unceasing vigilance
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