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watchdog

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noun watch·dog \ˈwäch-ˌdȯg, ˈwȯch-\

Definition of watchdog

  1. 1 :  a dog kept to guard property

  2. 2 :  one that guards against loss, waste, theft, or undesirable practices

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First Known Use of watchdog

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watchdog

verb watch·dog

Definition of watchdog

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to act as a watchdog for

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First Known Use of watchdog

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WATCHDOG Defined for English Language Learners

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watchdog

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noun watch·dog \ˈwäch-ˌdȯg, ˈwȯch-\

Definition of watchdog for English Language Learners

  • : a dog that is trained to guard a place

  • : a person or organization that makes sure that companies, governments, etc., are not doing anything illegal or wrong


WATCHDOG Defined for Kids

watchdog

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noun watch·dog \ˈwäch-ˌdȯg\

Definition of watchdog for Students

  1. :  a dog kept to guard property



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