Meaning of dagwood dog in English:

dagwood dog

Pronunciation /ˌdaɡwʊd ˈdɒɡ/


  • A saveloy sausage cooked in batter, usually served on a stick.

    ‘families packed the pavilions and devoured dagwood dogs and strawberry sundaes’
    • ‘There are half a dozen dagwood dog stands at the footy oval.’
    • ‘The humble dagwood dog fell into such disrepute yesterday that the newspaper ran a readers' poll.’
    • ‘A colourful sideshow alley took pride of place next to the equestrian ring and dagwood dog food tent.’
    • ‘He and I had a dagwood dog each, which was something I never found in Malaysia.’
    • ‘They are having the old dagwood dogs, and we've got toffees, coconut ice, popcorn, pies and pizzas and buckets of chips—yeah, all that healthy, nutritious food.’
    • ‘A dagwood dog is essentially a breaded sausage on a stick, and it tastes sooooo good, especially with tomato sauce.’
    • ‘They have joined forces to bring you all the yarns from the show, the dagwood dogs, the Ferris wheel, and all the fun from Side Show Alley.’
    • ‘This is the first time I've eaten a dagwood dog in my life and I am very impressed.’
    • ‘While some people wouldn't dream of missing out on the doughnuts and dagwood dogs, others will look for more nourishing snacks.’
    • ‘Ten-dollar burgers and six-dollar dagwood dogs led more than a few to go without dinner.’


1940s adapted from Dagwood sandwich, named after Dagwood Bumstead, a US comic-strip character.