watchdog

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From watch and dog.

Noun[edit]

watchdog (plural watchdogs)

  1. a guard dog
  2. a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.

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Verb[edit]

watchdog (third-person singular simple present watchdogs, present participle watchdogging, simple past and past participle watchdogged)

  1. To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.
  2. To guard and warn.

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