dog's age


noun Northern U.S.

quite a long time: I haven't seen you in a dog's age!

Nearby words

  1. dog violet,
  2. dog warden,
  3. dog whelk,
  4. dog whistle,
  5. dog work,
  6. dog's breakfast,
  7. dog's chance,
  8. dog's disease,
  9. dog's letter,
  10. dog's life

Origin of dog's age

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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Idioms and Phrases with dog's age

dog's age

see under coon's age.

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