moon dog

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noun


Nearby words

  1. moon,
  2. moon and sixpence, the,
  3. moon bag,
  4. moon blindness,
  5. moon child,
  6. moon face,
  7. moon gate,
  8. moon jellyfish,
  9. moon knife,
  10. moon letter

Origin of moon dog

First recorded in 1660–70

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Examples from the Web for 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

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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