dog's breakfast

noun (1)

Definition of dog's breakfast

 (Entry 1 of 20)

chiefly British
: a confused mess or mixture

dog's chance

noun (2)

Definition of dog's chance (Entry 2 of 20)

: a bare chance in one's favor

dog's age

noun (3)

Definition of dog's age (Entry 3 of 20)

: a long time

dog's-bane

Definition of dog's-bane (Entry 4 of 20)

variant of

dog's bent

Definition of dog's bent (Entry 5 of 20)

variant of dog bent

dog's cabbage

Definition of dog's cabbage (Entry 6 of 20)

variant of dog cabbage

dog's camomile

noun (4)

Definition of dog's camomile (Entry 7 of 20)

dog's death

noun (5)

Definition of dog's death (Entry 8 of 20)

: a miserable end often : a dishonorable or shameful death

dog's-ear

Definition of dog's-ear (Entry 9 of 20)

variant of dog-ear

dog's-eared

Definition of dog's-eared (Entry 10 of 20)

variant of dog-eared

dog's grass

Definition of dog's grass (Entry 11 of 20)

variant of dog grass

dog's-leg

Definition of dog's-leg (Entry 12 of 20)

variant of dogleg:2

dog's letter

noun
variants: or less commonly dog letter

Definition of dog's letter (Entry 13 of 20)

: the letter r

dog's life

noun

Definition of dog's life (Entry 14 of 20)

: a miserable drab existence

dog's meat

Definition of dog's meat (Entry 15 of 20)

variant of dogmeat 1

dog's mercury

noun
variants: or less commonly dog mercury

Definition of dog's mercury (Entry 16 of 20)

: a European perennial weedy plant (Mercurialis perennis) with greenish flowers

dog's-mouth

noun
variants: or less commonly dogmouth \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \
plural dog's-mouths also dogmouths\ -​ths , -​t͟hz \

Definition of dog's-mouth (Entry 17 of 20)

dog's nose

noun
plural dog's noses

Definition of dog's nose (Entry 18 of 20)

: a mixed drink of malt liquor and spirits especially : a hot drink of spiced porter laced with gin or rum

dog's parsley

Definition of dog's parsley (Entry 19 of 20)

variant of dog parsley

dog's-tongue

noun
plural dog's-tongues

Definition of dog's-tongue (Entry 20 of 20)

First Known Use of dog's breakfast

Noun (1)

1892, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1902, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1833, in the meaning defined above

Noun (4)

1578, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1597, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dog's breakfast

Noun

translation of Latin littera canina; from the fancied resemblance of the trilled r to the growl of a dog

Noun

so called from the appearance of the bearded palate that closes the throat of the corolla

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“Dog's breakfast.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%27s. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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