moon dog

Origin of moon dog

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for moon-dog

Historical Examples of moon-dog

  • May not this hare of the Indian mythology be the moon-dog of some of our own legends?

    Storyology

    Benjamin Taylor


Word Origin and History for moon-dog
n.

one who bays at the moon, 1660s, from moon (n.) + dog (n.). Earlier in same sense was mooner (1570s).

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