Definition of bandog in English:

bandog

noun

  • A dog bred for its strength and ferocity by crossing aggressive breeds.

    • ‘Small ‘pitbull’ type dogs are used for illegal matching and dog fighting, and not large, man-stopping bandogs.’
    • ‘Caliban emerges as superior to these worldlings, but Prospero sends his bandogs after him notwithstanding.’

Origin

Middle English (originally denoting a dog kept on a chain or ‘band’): from band + dog.

Pronunciation

bandog

/ˈbandäɡ/