Definition of dogmeat

1 or less commonly dog's meat : meat for or fit only for dogs sometimes : offal, carrion
2a : dog flesh used as food
b : inferior table meat broadly : something disliked

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First Known Use of dogmeat

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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