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dirty dog

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dirty dog

noun

A nasty, sneaky person: You're the dirty dog that snuffed my brother

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • A man passing another was halted by the words: "You dirty dog!"

  • A slacker is a dirty dog who does what I wanna do but am afraid to do.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • What, you dirty dog, you try to swindle me and then expect me to drink with you?

    The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
  • "Well, don't be a dirty dog," said Summertown, in conclusion.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • "Shooting was too good for 'im, the dirty dog," said Private Hawke, as he lit a woodbine and turned away.

  • He was only waiting for one other proof of this dirty dog's treachery.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • You wouldn't dare do that if I had my hands free, you dirty dog!

  • It seemed to me that I was singing a solo, and opposite me stood a big, dirty dog, snarling and waiting for me to finish the song.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • How, replied his lordship, a dirty dog, is that the return he makes for all the services I have done him and his brother?

  • Get away, you dirty dog, and mind what you are at next time you attempt to insult a man who did no harm to you.

    Oscar the Detective Harlan Page Halsey

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