dog's letter

noun
variants: or less commonly dog letter

Definition of dog's letter 

: the letter r

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First Known Use of dog's letter

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dog's letter

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

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The first known use of dog's letter was circa 1552

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