Related formsdog·ged·ly, adverbdog·ged·ness, noun
Definition for dogged (2 of 3)
adjective Southern U.S.
Definition for dogged (3 of 3)
- something worthless or of extremely poor quality: That used car you bought is a dog.
- an utter failure; flop: Critics say his new play is a dog.
- any of various mechanical devices, as for gripping or holding something.
- a projection on a moving part for moving steadily or for tripping another part with which it engages.
verb (used with object), dogged, dog·ging.
Origin of dog
Related formsdog·less, adjectivedog·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for dogged
Figuring how to train Iraqi forces has dogged the United States since the 2003 invasion.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Identity issues seem to have dogged Otis since his troubles began.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Allegations of sexual misconduct have dogged Carl DeMaio since he entered politics.No Shaking Sexual Harassment Allegations for Gay GOP House Hopeful|Olivia Nuzzi|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Further, DeMaio has been a dogged fundraiser and had $1.4 million on hand in his most recent FEC filing.The Great Gay Republican Congressional Hope of 2014 Is Dimming|Ben Jacobs|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the dogged Singer proved that his source was lying, he wrote a different kind of book.
But in spite of his dogged, yearning effort, he could not get beyond the rudiments of anything, save of drawing.The Rainbow|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
One of the world's great bards has written: "The secret of genius is dogged persistence."Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
"I found your horse rolling," he explained, and his gravity was dogged in the face of her brightness.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
The dogged earnestness about his mouth and eyes deepened; he kept his gaze steadily and attentively fixed upon Levice.Other Things Being Equal|Emma Wolf
By dogged, hard work, the material loss had been overtaken, and the affair forgotten.The Angel Adjutant of "Twice Born Men"|Minnie L. Carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for dogged (1 of 2)
Derived Formsdoggedly, adverbdoggedness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for dogged (2 of 2)
- a domesticated canine mammal, Canis familiaris, occurring in many breeds that show a great variety in size and form
- (as modifier)dog biscuit
- any other carnivore of the family Canidae, such as the dingo and coyote
- (as modifier)the dog family Related adjective: canine
- the male of animals of the dog family
- (as modifier)a dog fox
- spurious, inferior, or uselessdog Latin
- (in combination)dogberry
verb dogs, dogging or dogged (tr)
Derived Formsdoglike, adjective
Word Origin for dog
Idioms and Phrases with dogged
In addition to the idioms beginning with dog
- dog days
- dog eat dog
- dog in the manger
- dog it
- 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)