dog leech

noun

Definition of dog leech

1 archaic : quack sense 1
2 archaic : one that treats dogs' diseases

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First Known Use of dog leech

1529, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dog leech was in 1529

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“Dog leech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20leech. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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