wild dog


: any of various undomesticated canids (such as an African wild dog or a dingo) that resemble the domestic dog

Examples of wild dog in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later, there was the frightening walk along the lake with the packs of wild dogs. Akhil Sharma, The New Yorker, 1 July 2024 His childhood on the ranch included helping his father clear roads during snowstorms and watching wild dogs chase deer across a lake out his kitchen window. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 12 May 2024 Suddenly, a pack of wild dogs flashes by in hot pursuit of an impala. Jesse Ashlock, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 Researchers dissected a deceased adult male African wild dog from the Phoenix Zoo. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for wild dog 

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wild dog was in 1786

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“Wild dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20dog. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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