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See also: DAWG
dawg (plural dawgs)
- Eye dialect spelling of dog.
That dawg won't hunt.
- (slang) Dude, bud, pal, used to address a close male friend.
- See also Wikisaurus:friend
slang: dude, bud, pal
Using this spelling of dog emphasizes dialect and should only be done if this is explicitly intended. Every example above could also be written with dog, de-emphasizing dialect.