dog tag

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of dog tag

: an identification tag (as for military personnel or pets)

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1882

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  • : a small, thin piece of metal that is worn around the neck of an American soldier and that lists the soldier's name, service number, and other information


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