salty dog

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the salt of the sea; compare old salt and seadog.

Sexual sense may be due to association of sailors with sexual promiscuity, or may be separate development, salty (spicy) and dog both suggesting promiscuity.

Noun[edit]

salty dog (plural salty dogs)

  1. (US, Navy, Marines) An experienced sailor.
  2. A sexually promiscuous man; a male sexual partner.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice cocktail), plus salt, influenced by existing term.

Noun[edit]

salty dog (plural salty dogs)

  1. A cocktail consisting of vodka, grapefruit juice, and a salt rim.