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colloquial for dog, attested from 1898.

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Examples from the Web for dawg

Contemporary Examples of dawg

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.

    Patience Wins

    George Manville Fenn

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

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

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

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn

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

    Rimrock Trail

    J. Allan Dunn