Definition of dog Latin in English:

dog Latin


  • A debased form of Latin.

    • ‘That is my rather crude translation of what has generally been referred to as the ‘dog Latin’ used in the law.’
    • ‘Homeopathic remedies often have fancy names going back to Hahnemann's time, when much of medicine was obscured by use of dog Latin.’
    • ‘The track had no name but was referred to in the records, in dog Latin, as ‘alta via ducen ad Richmond Ferry’ (the high way leading to Richmond Ferry).’


dog Latin

/dôɡ ˈlatn/