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verb (used with object), mad-dogged, mad-dogging.
Slang. to glare at threateningly.
Origin of mad-dog
1985-90, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And Fidu, the Underdog, followed after Gud, for why shouldn't a mad dog follow a mad master?

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
  • It did indeed often turn him, for the time being, into a mad dog!

    Blood and Iron John Hubert Greusel
  • Bob Howie at that distance arrested the career of a mad dog—a single slug having been sent through the eye into the brain.

  • They do it to people who have moles—or when they have been bitten by a mad dog.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • The charge that had been brought against him was enough to make a mad dog blush.

Slang definitions & phrases for mad dog



A person with tuberculosis: at once a lunger and lifer (1893+)

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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