watchdog


1watch·dog

noun \-ˌdg\

: a dog that is trained to guard a place

: a person or organization that makes sure that companies, governments, etc., are not doing anything illegal or wrong

Full Definition of WATCHDOG

1
:  a dog kept to guard property
2
:  one that guards against loss, waste, theft, or undesirable practices

First Known Use of WATCHDOG

1612

2watchdog

verb

Definition of WATCHDOG

transitive verb
:  to act as a watchdog for

First Known Use of WATCHDOG

1902

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