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dog tag

noun

  1. a small disk or strip attached to a dog's harness or collar stating owner, home, etc.
  2. 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.


dog tag

noun

  1. slang.
    a military personal-identification disc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of dog tag1

First recorded in 1915–20

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Example Sentences

That particular soldier, by the way, was identified by his dog-tag some days later.

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