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[dawg-lahyk, dog-]
  1. similar to a dog; having the appearance, traits, etc., of a dog.
  2. uncritical; unshakeable, as the attachment of a dog for its owner: doglike devotion.
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Origin of doglike

First recorded in 1595–1605; dog + -like
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Examples from the Web for doglike

Historical Examples

  • Full into the firelight, with a stealthy, sidelong movement, glided a doglike animal.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • He panted with expectation, and looked down at Philip with doglike delight.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • He continued to crouch and looked up at his master with doglike eyes.

  • If you want revenge on those that treat you like a doglike a dog!

  • Like a mendicant he stood at the door with a doglike prayer in his eyes.