The lovely dog is defined by Merriam-Webster as a domestic mammal that is intimately related to the gray wolf. In this article I’ll show you a bunch of words with dog in them.
The Cambridge English dictionary describes the dog as a four-legged animal that is typically kept as a pet.
Dogs have been bred by humans for a very long time and now play many parts in human society.
They are the descendants of various canids of the ancient world.
About 75% of the world’s dogs live in the developing world.
10 Idioms With the Word Dog
It’s raining cats and dogs: an expression used for when it is raining like crazy.
Everybody and their dog: an enormous amount of people.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks: it’s difficult to change someone’s habits.
Dog-eat-dog: competitive; dog-eat-dog world is a common idiom that is used to explain to someone that the world is a harsh place and that you have to look out for yourself.
It’s a dog’s life: an unhappy life.
Top dog: someone who is at the top of their field.
Every dog will have its day: everyone has a chance at some point in their lives.
Throw to the dogs: to abandon someone and allowing him or her to fall.
Be like a dog with two tails: to be happy.
A barking dog seldom bites: an expression used for when someone makes threats but does not follow through.
15 Words Containing the Word Dog
There are far too many words that use dog, but here’s a list of fifteen words with dog in them.
Dogbame: A poisonous North American plant.
Dogberry: fruits usually belonging to the red dogwood (also known as cornus kousa—the Kousa dogwood). Dogberries are also found in yellow clintonias and mountain-ash plants.
Dogcatcher: a public worker who is responsible for catching dogs that not belong anywhere.
Dogmatic: the expression of beliefs or opinions with conviction as if they are absolutely true.
Dogwatch: one of two watches of two hours that occur on ships, usually from four to six and six to eight p.m.
Dognapper: Kidnapping or stealing a dog; a play on words with the word kidnapper and dog.
Dogtooth: an Early English piece of architecture—a small pointed ornament with four petals.
Dogfight: this can mean several things: a battle between dogs; a struggle between fighter planes who are trying to approach each other; or a fight between people, groups, organizations or even countries. Politics are frequently refereed to as dogfights.
Dogvane: a special kind of vane used to mark the course of the wind.
Dogsled: a sled that is pulled by dogs. Dogsledding is the act of traveling by dogsled.
Doghouse: when someone is angry at you for doing something (or not doing something!); for example: “he’s in the doghouse”.
Hangdog: defeated, loser, humiliated.
Hotdog: Cooked sausage inside a sliced bun, typically with mustard and/or ketchup.
Dogface: U.S. army man; the word usually refers to infantrymen in World War Two.
Seadog: An elderly sailor, usually quite experienced.
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