dragon

[ drag-uhn ]
/ ˈdræg ən /
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noun

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Idioms for dragon

    chase the dragon, Slang. to inhale the vapor of heated heroin or another opiate drug.

Origin of dragon

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dracōn- (stem of dracō ), from Greek drákōn the name of a kind of serpent, probably originally an epithet, “the (sharp-)sighted one,” akin to dérkesthai “to look”

OTHER WORDS FROM dragon

drag·on·ish, adjectivedrag·on·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dragon

dragon
/ (ˈdræɡən) /

noun

Derived forms of dragon

dragoness, fem ndragonish, adjective

Word Origin for dragon

C13: from Old French, from Latin dracō, from Greek drakōn; related to drakos eye
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Idioms and Phrases with dragon

drag on

Also, drag out. Prolong or be prolonged tediously. For example, The speech dragged on for another hour, or He dragged out the story in an excruciating manner. [First half of 1800s]

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