Synonyms of dog in English:


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1‘she went for long walks with her dog’

canine, hound
mongrel, cur, tyke
bitch, pup, puppy, whelp
informal doggy, pooch, mutt, pupper, doggo, man's best friend
Rover, Fido
Australian informal mong, bitzer

2‘come out, Michael, you dog!’

scoundrel, rogue, villain, cur, wretch, reprobate, good-for-nothing
informal beast, pig, rat, creep, louse, snake, snake in the grass, skunk, weasel, lowlife, scumbag, heel, stinker, stinkpot, bad lot, nasty piece of work, son of a bitch, SOB
British informal scrote, blighter
Irish informal spalpeen
North American informal rat fink, fink
derogatory bastard, dirty dog
derogatory, informal swine
British informal, dated rotter, bounder
vulgar slang shit
dated cad
archaic blackguard, dastard, knave, varlet, vagabond

3‘George, you're a lucky dog’

fellow, thing, individual, soul, character, creature, wretch, beggar
person, man, woman
informal fella, guy, devil, bunny, bastard, critter
British informal chap, bloke, bod
North American informal dude, hombre, gal, dame
informal, dated body
British informal, dated cove
British vulgar slang bugger, sod
archaic wight


1‘they dogged him the length and breadth of the country’

pursue, follow, stalk, track, trail, shadow, hound
plague, beset, bedevil, assail, beleaguer, blight, trouble, torment, haunt
informal tail


    go to the dogs

    ‘this country is definitely going to the dogs’

    deteriorate, be in decline, degenerate, decay
    collapse, slump, slip, slide, go downhill, go backwards, go to rack and ruin, stagnate, wane, ebb
    informal go to pot, hit the skids, go down the toilet, go down the tubes
    Australian, New Zealand informal go to the pack
    rare retrograde