Meaning of dog Latin in English:

dog Latin


mass noun
  • 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).’