- quite a long time: I haven't seen you in a dog's age!
Origin of dog's age
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Related Words for dog's ageinfinity, afterlife, age, immortality, future, perpetuity, endlessness, infiniteness, infinitude, ages, imperishability, aeon, eternity, lifetime, eternality
see under coon's age.
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