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


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  • | Reply this dawg is solid. big ups to Dr. Leckrone.

    Candid Comments on the Constellation Program - NASA Watch

  • By the time we were shimmying down the gravel ruts trying not to smoosh the huntin 'dawg that wanted to end it all by flinging itself beneath my tires and barking like the pixelated pup in "Duck Hunt" -- I was pretty sure we'd been the victim of an elaborate prank.

    groggy, grumpy and gummy-eyed

  • Randy Jackson has reminded us all that he's actually a musician and not just some guy who uses the word dawg a lot. Reality TV

  • He's been called out for "dawg" overkill and a general lack of constructive criticism.

    First Look: See Who is Taking Simon’s Spot at the Idol Judges Table

  • I agree with much of what the "dawg" has said as well as with Jim.

    Retiring in Yucatan

  • Judge Randy Jackson says "dawg" too much, Lopez says - which was true a couple seasons back.

    'American Idol Gives Back': No charity for Tim

  • "An 'please goodness, massa, I's gwine to fotch him in two shakes of a houn' dawg's tail," he told me.

    A Virginia Scout

  • "Yo 'dawg's bigger and hit ain't fair," said the other again and, seeing Chad's worried look, he pressed suddenly forward; but Chad had begun to smile, and was sitting down on his stone again.

    The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

  • "Yo 'dawg's got a heap o' sense," said the old hunter, and Chad told him how old Jack was, and how a cattle-buyer from the "settlements" of the Bluegrass had given him to Chad when Jack was badly hurt and his owner thought he was going to die.

    The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

  • Paul -- that was the Dutchman's name -- he says, 'Well, we got dawg -- mallard dawg, and red head dawg, and canvas back dawg -- what's the kind of dawg you like, Chim?'

    The Way of a Man


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