attack dog

noun

Definition of attack dog

1 :a dog trained to attack on command or on sight
2 :a person noted for harsh, personal, and usually public verbal attacks against others
  • a political attack dog

Examples of attack dog in a Sentence

  1. The charges against the candidate were made by one of the governor's attack dogs.

  2. his reputation as a political attack dog earned him the vice presidential spot on the ticket

First Known Use of attack dog

1939

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ATTACK DOG Defined for English Language Learners

attack dog

noun

Definition of attack dog for English Language Learners

  • : a dog that has been trained to attack people

  • : a person who is known for making very harsh and personal criticisms of other people



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