dog collar


: a collar for a dog
slang : clerical collar
: a wide flexible snug-fitting necklace

Example Sentences

a gala at which one can expect to see a number of trophy wives wearing diamond-encrusted dog collars
Recent Examples on the Web Mayfield didn’t even take credit for the design of the shirts, which included a studded dog collar, a doghouse surrounded by bones, and broken chains -- all a healthy dose of Browns trolling. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2022 On the same night, across town at the Ray Theatre, Alexander Skarsgard turned up on the red carpet ahead of the premiere of his film Infinity Pool wearing a black leather dog collar with a long leash. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Jan. 2023 Another woman fashioned a tourniquet out of a dog collar -- hopelessly -- trying to save the injured woman, according to eyewitness testimony. CNN, 12 May 2022 The company’s smart dog collar monitors your pet’s activity and sleep, sending the data to your phone. Adriana Morga, Chicago Tribune, 4 Jan. 2023 Three New Jersey women have been arrested, accused of abusing a 13-year-old girl by putting an electric dog collar around her neck to repeatedly shock her and depriving her of food and clothes. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2022 Fox also posted a few photos of MGK offering her a fake communion wafer while dressed up in a priest's dress — meanwhile, the actress was on her knees in leather lingerie while wearing a dog collar. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 5 Nov. 2022 My personal favorite is a contraption devised by Italian scientists called the EcoPalm Ring, which looks like a giant metal dog collar but is actually a circular microwave. Matti Friedman, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Dec. 2022 She’d been tied to a door, placed in a dog collar, restrained in a highchair and sometimes left in a bathroom or shed, the affidavit said. oregonlive, 19 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dog collar was in the 15th century

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“Dog collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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