dirty\ dog

another name for Greyhound bus line. Origin 1: grey = dirty + hound = dog; Origin 2: Greyhound busses aren't the cleanest or nicest way to travel.

I can't afford a train or plane ticket, so I have to take the dirty dog.


Dictionary of american slang with examples. .

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  • dirty dog — A dirty dog is an untrustworthy person …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • dirty dog — n. a low and sneaky person. □ What a low, dirty dog. □ That dirty dog tried to get fresh with me! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dirty dog —    A dirty dog is an untrustworthy person.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dirty dog — noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible only a rotter would do that kill the rat throw the bum out you cowardly little pukes! the British call a contemptible person a git • Syn: ↑rotter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dirty dog — /dɜti ˈdɒg/ (say dertee dog) noun Colloquial 1. an unprincipled person. 2. a lecherous male …   Australian English dictionary

  • dirty dog — n. (Informal) contemptible person, very despicable or cowardly person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dirty dog/dirty rat — immoral person, liar, scum, slimebucket    You dirty rat! You stole my truck and used my credit card! …   English idioms

  • dog —    ‘Dog’ is used vocatively in two distinct ways. It is either an insulting term of contempt, or it is almost a compliment, implying that the man addressed is a jolly fellow. As an insult, ‘dog’ has been in use since at least the fourteenth… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • dirty — adj., adv., & v. adj. (dirtier, dirtiest) 1 soiled, unclean. 2 causing one to become dirty (a dirty job). 3 sordid, lewd; morally illicit or questionable (dirty joke). 4 unpleasant, nasty. 5 dishonest, dishonourable, unfair (dirty play). 6 (of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog — dog1 W1S1 [dɔg US do:g] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(male animal)¦ 3¦(woman)¦ 4 dog eat dog 5 be going to the dogs 6¦(dishonest)¦ 7 a dog s life 8 make a dog s breakfast of something 9 a dog s dinner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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