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dogged

1
[ daw-gid, dog-id ]
/ ˈdɔ gɪd, ˈdɒg ɪd /
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adjective

persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.

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doge, dogey, dogface, dogfight, dogfish, dogged, doggedly, dogger, dogger bank, doggerel, doggery

Origin of dogged

1
1275–1325; Middle English: having characteristics of a dog; see dog, -ed3
SYNONYMS FOR dogged
Related formsdog·ged·ly, adverbdog·ged·ness, noun

Definition for dogged (2 of 3)

dogged

2
[ dawgd, dogd ]
/ dɔgd, dɒgd /

adjective Southern U.S.

doggoned; damned; confounded: Well, I'll be dogged!

Definition for dogged (3 of 3)

dog

[ dawg, dog ]
/ dɔg, dɒg /

noun

verb (used with object), dogged, dog·ging.

Origin of dog

before 1050; Middle English dogge, Old English docga
Related formsdog·less, adjectivedog·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dogged (1 of 2)

dogged

/ (ˈdɒɡɪd) /

adjective

obstinately determined; wilful or tenacious
Derived Formsdoggedly, adverbdoggedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for dogged (2 of 2)

dog

/ (dɒɡ) /

noun

verb dogs, dogging or dogged (tr)

adverb

(usually in combination) thoroughly; utterlydog-tired
See also dogs
Derived Formsdoglike, adjective

Word Origin for dog

Old English docga, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with dogged

dog


In addition to the idioms beginning with dog

  • dog days
  • dog eat dog
  • dog in the manger
  • dog it

also see:

  • coon's (dog's) age
  • every dog has its day
  • go to pot (the dogs)
  • hair of the dog
  • hot dog
  • in the doghouse
  • let sleeping dogs lie
  • put on the dog
  • rain cats and dogs
  • see a man about a dog
  • shaggy dog story
  • sick as a dog
  • tail wagging the dog
  • teach an old dog new tricks
  • throw to the wolves (dogs)
  • top banana (dog)
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