colloquial for dog, attested from 1898.
- dawes act of 1887,
- dawes plan,
- dawes, charles gates,
- dawes, william,
- dawn chorus,
- dawn horse
Examples from the Web for dawg
Flo was not just mediocre: she was catastrophically tragic, tone-deaf, screechy and, as Randy Jackson would say, “pitchy, dawg!”
But of all the panel, it is the Dawg who has truly reached his fork in the road.
I'm always been pore as a dawg, 'n' wuthless, 'n' no 'count fur nothin'.The Man from Jericho|Edwin Carlile Litsey
You say I am the dawg, Mawruss, and you are the tail, but I guess you got it the wrong way round.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass
And de good Lawd bress dat dar wufless ol' houn' dawg Towser, too.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout|Alfred Bishop Mason
Miché, on'y jis teck dis-yeh t'ing off'n my laig, ef yo' please, it's bit'n' me lak a dawg!The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
So he took a position in Louisville, and has been working like a dawg evah since.The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding|Annie Fellows Johnston