Road Dog

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does Road Dog mean?

Road Dog is an expression among best friends.

It is indeed meaning best friend; your dawg you can go on a road trip with anytime.

However, there exists a grimmer aspect to the phrase, as homeless men are also sometimes referred to as a Road Dogsince they are abandoned on the road of life, similar to unwanted canine companions all across the world.

🔥 Other popular slang words 🔥

Origin


What's the origin of Road Dog?

Dog or dawg as a friend entered the English dictionary in the 1970’s, when the cartoon “Deputy Dawg” was aired in Georgia.

It is extremely prevalent in southern and black communities, though it is currently used and encountered all across America, further promoted by hip hop culture.

It is after the 70’s that the term Road Dogwas born, to refer to best friends, one can trust anytime, be it at home or on the road.

Spread and Usage


How did Road Dog spread?

The term “Road dawg” became widely embraced in the following decades, and it has been a given title to several music albums as well as a hip hop group, that was active between 1993 and 2002.

Urban Dictionary first defined the expression in 2003, with bunches of other interpretations uploaded since that time.

The term’s association with homeless men also stuck, as it was even used in the title of a book by Timothy D. Pippert; “Road Dogs and Loners: Family Relationships Among Homeless Men.”

External References

Published: 06/28/2020 by | Last updated: 06/28/2020 | 1,165 views | Report error


1 comment

Chelsea Wood posted on 11-2-2020:

Soumda like daddy’s my road dawg ?



What do you think? Any additions friend?




About Us | FAQ | Directory | Contact us | Terms Of Use | Privacy policy | Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter