seadog

[ see-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈsiˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /

noun

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Origin of seadog

First recorded in 1815–25; sea + dog

Definition for seadog (2 of 2)

sea dog

noun

a sailor, especially an old or experienced one.
a dogfish.
a pirate or privateer.

Origin of sea dog

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Example sentences from the Web for seadog

  • Twenty strokes more—the peril is past; and the Seadog bounds on to the deck of his stout vessel.

  • Nay, the Seadog of Cowes is no man to be the prey of womanish tremors; he goes gaily like a true Mariner to confront the elements.

  • A basket with a turbot is in the stern-sheets; that turbot will form part of the Seadog's humble evening meal.

British Dictionary definitions for seadog (1 of 2)

seadog
/ (ˈsiːˌdɒɡ) /

noun

another word for fogbow, fogdog

British Dictionary definitions for seadog (2 of 2)

sea dog

noun

an experienced or old sailor
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