a gambling game played by two to ten persons with a pack of 52 cards, in which players bet in turn that their hands contain a card of the same suit as the top card of the stock and of higher rank.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
Also called high-card pool.
Origin of red dog
First recorded in 1925–30
Words nearby red dog
Definition for red dog (2 of 2)
Football.(esp. of linebackers)
[ red-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈrɛdˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
verb (used with object), red-dogged, red-dog·ging.
to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.
verb (used without object), red-dogged, red-dog·ging.
to red-dog the passer.
Origin of red-dog
First recorded in 1950–55
OTHER WORDS FROM red-dogred-dogger, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for red dog
We hed our konkebines with ez great a muchness ez Solomon, but we sold their children for silver, and gold, and red-dog paper.Swingin Round the Cirkle.|Petroleum V. Nasby