hair of the dog (that bit you)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hair of the dog (that bit you)

informal
:an alcoholic drink that is taken by someone to feel better after having drunk too much at an earlier time

Word by Word Definitions

hair play
  1. : a slender threadlike outgrowth of the epidermis of an animal

  2. : the hairy covering of an animal or a body part

  3. : haircloth

dog play
  1. : canid

  2. : a male dog

  3. : a worthless or contemptible person

  1. : canine

  2. : having an inferior or inauthentic quality : spurious

  1. : to hunt, track, or follow like a hound

  2. : to worry as if by pursuit with dogs : plague

  3. : to bother or pester persistently

  1. : extremely, utterly

bit play
  1. : the biting or cutting edge or part of a tool

  2. : a replaceable part of a compound tool that actually performs the function (such as drilling or boring) for which the whole tool is designed

  3. : the jaws (see 1jaw 2a) of tongs or pincers

  1. : to put part of a bridle in the mouth of (a horse) : to put a bit (see 1bit 2a) in the mouth of (a horse)

  2. : to control as if with a bit

  3. : to form a bit (see 1bit 4) on (a key)

  1. : a small quantity of food

  2. : a small piece or quantity of some material thing

  3. : a coin of a specified small denomination

  1. : a unit of computer information equivalent to the result of a choice between two alternatives (such as yes or no, on or off)

  2. : the physical representation of a bit by an electrical pulse, a magnetized spot, or a hole whose presence or absence indicates data

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one


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