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.
Origin of dog tag
First recorded in 1915–20
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Related Words for dog tagtestimony, recognition, passport, description, establishment, bracelet, assimilation, tag, papers, credentials, badge, id, apperception, naming
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Historical Examples of dog tag
That particular soldier, by the way, was identified by his dog-tag some days later.Morale
US slang a military personal-identification disc
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