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sea dog

noun
1.
a sailor, especially an old or experienced one.
3.
a dogfish.
4.
a pirate or privateer.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for sea-dog

sea dog

noun
1.
an experienced or old sailor
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Word Origin and History for sea-dog
n.

1590s, "harbor seal," from sea + dog (n.). Also "pirate" (1650s). Meaning "old seaman, sailor who has been long afloat" is attested from 1840.

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