dog-eat-dog

adjective
\ ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg How to pronounce dog-eat-dog (audio) \

Definition of dog-eat-dog

: marked by ruthless self-interest dog-eat-dog competition

First Known Use of dog-eat-dog

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Dog-eat-dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog-eat-dog. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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dog-eat-dog

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dog-eat-dog

used to describe a situation in which people compete with each other for success in a cruel and selfish way

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