\ ˈdȯg sometimes ˈdäg How to pronounce dawg (audio) \
plural dawgs

Definition of dawg

1 used as a facetious spelling of dog in various sensesin the dawg househamburgers and dawgs with all the fixings… the recent spat between Felicity's friend Elena … and her two-timin' dawg of a boyfriend …— Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly, 5 Mar. 1999
2 slang : man, buddy, dude used especially as a familiar form of addressIt'll make you a lot stronger, spendin' your summers harvestin' watermelons with crackheads at $20 a truckload, hiding your money from them at night. That was the highest-paying job I had before my $49 million one with the Colts, and it helped shape me, dawg.— Edgerrin James, ESPN, 4 Sept. 2000

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First Known Use of dawg

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dawg.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dawg. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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