follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

sundog

[suhn-dawg, -dog] /ˈsʌnˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg/
noun
1.
2.
a small or incomplete rainbow.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for sundogs'

sundog

/ˈsʌnˌdɒɡ/
noun
1.
another word for parhelion
2.
a small rainbow or halo near the horizon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for sundogs'

sundog

n.

"mock sun, parhelion," 1650s, of obscure origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sundog

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sundogs

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sundogs'