dog tag


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

Origin of dog tag

First recorded in 1915–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dog tag

Historical Examples of dog tag

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


    Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for dog tag

dog tag


US slang a military personal-identification disc
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