Thursday, 17 February 2011
A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg = seadogPRONUNCIATION:(SEE-dog)MEANING:noun:
1. A veteran sailor.
2. A harbor seal.
3. A pirate or privateer.
4. A faint rainbow-like formation seen in foggy conditions. Also called mistbow, fogbow, and white rainbow.
ETYMOLOGY:From sea + dog, from use of the word dog as a playful term to refer to someone, as in old dog. Earliest documented use: 1598.