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water dog

noun
1.
a dog that swims well or is trained to retrieve waterfowl in hunting.
2.
Informal. a person who feels at home in or on the water.
3.
Origin of water dog
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English

waterdog

[waw-ter-dawg, -dog, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
any of several large salamanders, as a mudpuppy or hellbender.
Origin
1855-60; water + dog
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water dog

noun
1.
a dog trained to hunt in water
2.
(informal) a dog or person who enjoys going in or on the water
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