red dog



, Cards.
  1. 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.



[ red-dawg, -dog ]

verb (used with object)

, red-dogged, red-dog·ging.
  1. to charge directly for (the passer) as soon as the ball is snapped.

verb (used without object)

, red-dogged, red-dog·ging.
  1. to red-dog the passer.

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Other Words From

  • red-dogger noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of red dog1

First recorded in 1925–30

Origin of red dog2

First recorded in 1950–55

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Example Sentences

A dirty red dog stands at the corner of Beale and Hernando, sniffing the air.

From the seat behind, Red Dog reaches forward to tap Willie on the shoulder, jostling Gregg awake in the process.

Hey, brother,” Red Dog asks Willie excitedly, “is that snow down there on them hills?

The three roadies—Joe Dan, Kim, and Red Dog—and the sound technician, Michael Callahan—all aboard.

For the moment their own peril was forgotten in their concern for the safety of Red Dog and his people.

While the ponies grazed, the Sioux ate heartily of the dried elk meat which Red Dog had given them.

They knew only too well the fate that awaited Red Dog if he had fallen into the hands of his enemies.

Their eyes flashed as he told how Red Dog got the women and children safely out of the camp.

Failure meant death for Red Dog, disaster for the Cheyennes, and disgrace for him.


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