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black dog

noun

, Informal.
  1. melancholy; despondency; the blues:

    The black dog is over him.



black dog

noun

  1. informal.
    depression or melancholy


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Word History and Origins

Origin of black dog1

First recorded in 1700–10
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Example Sentences

He did suffer from ‘Black Dog’ [depression] as he called it and having something to concentrate on was therapeutic for him.

When Ron is dragged into a shack by a large black dog, Harry and Hermione follow as the true identities are revealed.

The Black Dog in Edgartown, for T-shirts, hats and the like.

A surprise bestseller this holiday season is The New York Times: The Complete Front Pages 1851–2008 (Black Dog and Leventhal).

Drenched with talent, but haunted by the black dog demons of severe depression, DFW took his own life this year.

When the devil next appeared—this time like a black dog—he found James Device in the right temper for a deed of wickedness.

I had been right and wrong too, for on the doorstep there was a large black dog.

I do believe the black dog is off his back for good and all.'

At once the king changed into a great black dog, that sprang upon her with fiery throat and glowing eyes.

It was taken and destroyed by the Christians, and its owner was transformed into a great black dog ever watching his treasure.

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