moon dog



Origin of moon dog

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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?


    Benjamin Taylor

Word Origin and History for moon-dog

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper