• synonyms

dog tag

  1. a small disk or strip attached to a dog's harness or collar stating owner, home, etc.
  2. identification tag.
  3. Informal.
    1. any tag for a suitcase, camera, or other personal possession with the owner's name or address.
    2. a tag or card with a person's name or affiliation, worn at conventions, large meetings, etc.
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Origin of dog tag

First recorded in 1915–20
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Related Words for dog tags

testimony, recognition, passport, description, establishment, bracelet, assimilation, tag, papers, credentials, badge, id, apperception, naming

British Dictionary definitions for dog tags

dog tag

  1. US slang a military personal-identification disc
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