dog Latin


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dog Latin

n
spurious or incorrect Latin

dog′ Lat`in


n.
mongrel or spurious Latin.
[1760–70]
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1 dog one's footsteps 2 put on the dog (wear fur) 3 doggone 4 dog's breakfast 5 play dog in the manger 6 dogsbody 7 dog eared 8 nose around 9 go to the dogs 10 doggy fashion/style 11 dog Latin 12 dogfight 13 lazy person 14 dog collar 15 dogs 16 a hair of the dog that bit one 17 the dog before his master 18 dog end 19 pup tent 20 dog watch 21 dog soldier 22 dog tag 23 doggy work 24 dog leg 25 influenza 26 in the doghouse 27 dog hole 28 (Al Capp's) Dogpatch 29 dog water 30 dog's dick 31 dog's vomit 32 let the dog see the rabbit 33 puppy love 34 bitchy 35 drunk as a fiddler's bitch
Some scholars speculate that this form of constructed language has been around since the First World War, or even earlier, under a variety of names, including Dog Latin and Hog Latin.
The drunken cleric cannot read the portas that he carries into taverns where he mumbles a disconnected muddle of dog Latin phrases that mock the Latin-rite liturgy.