a small disk or strip attached to a dog's harness or collar stating owner, home, etc.
- any tag for a suitcase, camera, or other personal possession with the owner's name or address.
- a tag or card with a person's name or affiliation, worn at conventions, large meetings, etc.
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The Origin Of Dog DaysIt’s hot again, up in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s that time of year when the sun shines its most unforgiving beams, baking the ground and, indeed, us. It’s the portion of summer known as the hottest time of the year. Or, more delightfully, the dog days. Contrary to common conjecture, the dog days do not take their peculiar name from weather that “isn’t fit for …
Origin of dog tag
First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for dog tags
US slang a military personal-identification disc
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