dog

[ dawg, dog ]
/ dɔg, dɒg /

noun

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

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Idioms for dog

Origin of dog

before 1050; Middle English dogge, Old English docga

OTHER WORDS FROM dog

dog·less, adjectivedog·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lead a dog's life

dog
/ (dɒɡ) /

noun

verb dogs, dogging or dogged (tr)

adverb

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

Derived forms of dog

doglike, adjective

Word Origin for dog

Old English docga, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with lead a dog's life (1 of 2)

lead a dog's life

see dog's life.

Idioms and Phrases with lead a dog's life (2 of 2)

dog

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