colloquial for dog, attested from 1898.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for dawg

Contemporary Examples of dawg

  • Flo was not just mediocre: she was catastrophically tragic, tone-deaf, screechy and, as Randy Jackson would say, “pitchy, dawg!”

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    Dead Cool: Florence Foster Jenkins

    Simon Doonan

    July 10, 2010

  • But of all the panel, it is the Dawg who has truly reached his fork in the road.

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    Ellen's First Night

    Richard Rushfield

    February 9, 2010

Historical Examples of dawg

  • That dawg was as right as possible when I shut up last night, and he couldn't have got out.

  • Set the dawg on me, you did, and then pitched me into the watter.

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    George Manville Fenn

  • Ef it hadn't been fo' the dawg, she'd have stayed there, to my notion.

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    J. Allan Dunn

  • "The kid's lost her father, lost most everything 'cept her dawg," he said to Mormon.

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    J. Allan Dunn

  • "Dawg 'ud be apt to tucker out in desert travel," agreed Sandy.

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    J. Allan Dunn