Definition of spotted dog in English:

spotted dog


  • 1A Dalmatian dog.

  • 2British

    another term for spotted dick
    • ‘A sweet version of the bread can also be prepared with the addition of sugar and currants, raisins, or sultanas; this is known by a variety of names including spotted dick, spotted dog, and railway cake.’
    • ‘No one the shape of the gunner's wife could make frumenty, or spotted dog, or syllabub, and he did not wish to have anything to do with her.’