dog-tired

adjective
\ ˈdȯg-ˈtī(-ə)rd How to pronounce dog-tired (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dog tired

Definition of dog-tired

informal
: very tired : exhausted We were all tired, dog-tired, until an event that galvanized everybody into life.— Oliver Sacks Even though he was dog tired after long days in the mines, Dad would still pitch batting practice to me in the backyard when he got home from work …— Mickey Mantle

First Known Use of dog-tired

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Dog-tired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog-tired. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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dog-tired

adjective
How to pronounce dog-tired (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of dog-tired

informal : very tired

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