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dawg1

noun

dog

Word Origin

1898

Usage Note

colloquial

dawg2

noun

a term of address for a close acquaintance or friend

Examples

What's up, dawg?

Usage Note

black slang

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Word Origin and History for dawg
n.

colloquial for dog, attested from 1898.

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Slang definitions & phrases for dawg

dawg

noun
  1. A dog •A colloquial or dialectal pronunciation: That dawg won't hunt (1898+)
  2. A close male friend: you dawg

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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