fire·​dog ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌdȯg How to pronounce firedog (audio)
chiefly Southern US and Midland US

Word History

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firedog was in 1751

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“Firedog.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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fire·​dog -ˌdȯg How to pronounce firedog (audio)

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