horn·​dog ˈhȯrn-ˌdȯg How to pronounce horndog (audio)
: a lustful or sexually aggressive man

Examples of horndog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Regal Beagle horndog was truly man's best friend. Ew Staff Updated, EW.com, 6 Mar. 2024 Among the film’s more oddly touching impressions is that men want to feel desired, not in any swaggering horndog way but certainly in ways that don’t fit neatly into the boilerplate mold of husband and father. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Feb. 2024 Kat, squeaky-clean on the outside and a massive horndog on the inside, shows yet another side of Hsu’s range. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 7 July 2023 If Dazed offered a whole microcosm of teenage personality, Linklater risks irritation by ceding the spotlight to the hazing, horndog jocks. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 4 Apr. 2023 The quartet at the show’s center is a delight to watch, but foul-mouthed horndog and aspiring comedy writer Bela (Amrit Kaur) is particularly great. Marley Marius, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2021 That’s voiced aloud by Jones in one of her many scenes with Murray, who co-stars as Laura’s carefree, horndog-about-town father, Felix. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horndog was circa 1984

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“Horndog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horndog. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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