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A fighting dog bred for its strength and ferocity by crossing aggressive breeds.
- ‘Caliban emerges as superior to these worldlings, but Prospero sends his bandogs after him notwithstanding.’
- ‘Small ‘pitbull’ type dogs are used for illegal matching and dog fighting, and not large, man-stopping bandogs.’
Middle English (originally denoting a dog kept on a chain or ‘band’): from band + dog.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.