dog

[ dawg, dog ]
/ dɔg, dɒg /

noun

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

Idioms

Origin of dog

before 1050; Middle English dogge, Old English docga

Related forms

dog·less, adjectivedog·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dogging (1 of 2)

dogging

/ (ˈdɒɡɪŋ) /

noun

British slang the practice of carrying out or watching sexual activities in semi-secluded locations such as parks or car parks, often arranged by e-mail or text messages

British Dictionary definitions for dogging (2 of 2)

dog

/ (dɒɡ) /

noun

verb dogs, dogging or dogged (tr)

adverb

(usually in combination) thoroughly; utterlydog-tired
See also dogs

Derived Forms

doglike, adjective

Word Origin for dog

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

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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