dog–eat–dog

play
adjective \ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg\

Definition of dog–eat–dog

  1. :  marked by ruthless self-interest dog–eat–dog competition

1834

First Known Use of dog–eat–dog

1834


DOG–EAT–DOG Defined for English Language Learners

dog–eat–dog

play
adjective \ˌdȯg-ˌē(t)-ˈdȯg\

Definition of dog–eat–dog for English Language Learners

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

Learn More about dog–eat–dog


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dog–eat–dog? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!