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dawg (plural dawgs)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of dog.
    That dawg won't hunt.
  2. (slang) Dude, bud, pal, used to address a close male friend.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:friend
    Sup, dawg.
    • 2014, “0 to 100 / The Catch Up”, performed by Drake:
      All up in my phone, lookin' at pictures from the other night / She gon' be upset if she keep scrollin' to the left, dawg

Usage notes[edit]

Using this spelling of dog emphasizes dialect and should only be done if this is explicitly intended (or if one is trying to distinguish meaning, such as between the term of address and the animal). Every example above could also be written with dog, de-emphasizing dialect.


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