Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A male friend or acquaintance; a fellow.
  • noun Used to address a man or boy.

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  • noun Eye dialect spelling of dog; also hound dawg.
  • noun slang Dude, bud, pal. used to address a close male friend.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Originally African American Vernacular English, variant of dog.]

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