American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dog trained to guard people or property.
- n. One who serves as a guardian or protector against waste, loss, or illegal practices.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dog kept to watch or guard premises and property.
- n. a guard dog
- n. a person or organization that monitors and publicizes the behavior of others (individuals, corporations, governments) to discover undesirable activity.
- v. To perform a function analogous to a watchdog.
- v. To guard and warn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dog kept to watch and guard premises or property, and to give notice of the approach of intruders.
- n. a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
- n. a dog trained to guard property
- From watch and dog. (Wiktionary)
“But couldn't the Republicans have used the word "watchdog," which is the standard term, or at least found some other gender-neutral expression?”
“I love the term watchdog whilstleblower has a “rat fink” type of conotation and “watchdog” doesn’t we need a movement”
“The UK police watchdog is finally looking into the widespread use of anti-terrorism stop-and-search powers by cops.”
“The British food watchdog is asking fast-food restaurants to add calorie-counts to their menus -- and want to adopt a set of "traffic light" labels that indicate dangerously high levels of salt, fat, sugar (or, presumably, eyeball-gnawing maggots, see post below).”
“A government bailout watchdog is now reviewing the transaction, triggered by a request from Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican.”
“WASHINGTON — A government watchdog is investigating government-owned GMAC Mortgage after a company employee admitted to approving thousands of foreclosures without reading the paperwork.”
“Japan's market watchdog is looking into allegations of illegal stock trading on a wide scale.”
“The Wall Street watchdog is a nonprofit organization.”
“Getty Images The experience of a handful of countries such as Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, United States, and recently Hungary, demonstrates that a home-grown, independent fiscal watchdog is best equipped to conduct real-time surveillance of fiscal policy-making.”
“Your example of the FDA as watchdog is outside the domain of aerospace, so it's NFG.”
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