- The definition of dogged is stubborn, persistent and not giving up easily.
An example of a dogged person is someone who will never even listen to the other side of the story in a debate.
Origin of doggedMiddle English ; from dogge, dog
- simple past tense and past participle of dog
From the verb to dog.
(comparative more dogged, superlative most dogged)
- Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.
From Middle English, characteristics similar to that of a dog.
Variant of dog
nounpl. dogs or dog
- any of a large and varied group of domesticated canines (Canis familiaris) often kept as a house pet or used for hunting, guarding people or property, etc.
- any of various wild canines
- the male of a canine
- a mean, contemptible fellow
- a prairie dog, dogfish, or other animal thought to resemble a dog
Origin of dog< its orig. shape: cf. Fr chenet an andiron; firedog
- Informal a boy or man: lucky dog
- ☆ Slang feet
- hot dog (sense )
- an unattractive or unpopular person
- ☆ an unsatisfactory thing or unsuccessful venture
- Mech. any of several devices for holding or grappling
- a parhelion; sundog
- a fogdog
Origin of dogMiddle English generalized in sense ; from late, rare Old English docga, dogga (usual hund: see hound) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
transitive verbdogged, dogging
- to follow, hunt, or track down doggedly
- ☆ to hold or secure with a mechanical dog
a dog's age
a dog's life
dog in the manger
every dog has his day
go to the dogs
let sleeping dogs lie
put on the dog☆
teach an old dog new tricks
the Greater Dog
the Lesser Dog