[ dawg, dog ]
/ dɔg, dɒg /


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

Nearby words

  1. doest,
  2. doeth,
  3. dof,
  4. doff,
  5. doffer,
  6. dog and bone,
  7. dog and pony show,
  8. dog ape,
  9. dog biscuit,
  10. dog box


Origin of dog

before 1050; Middle English dogge, Old English docga

Related formsdog·less, adjectivedog·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dogging

British Dictionary definitions for dogging


/ (ˈdɒɡɪŋ) /


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


/ (dɒɡ) /


verb dogs, dogging or dogged (tr)


(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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Word Origin and History for dogging
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Idioms and Phrases with dogging


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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