Definition of dishlicker in English:



  • A greyhound, especially as a racing dog.

    ‘he'd put the money on a dishlicker’
    • ‘It's a sort of eBay for horse racing—and of course the trots and the dishlickers—which matches up punters and odds on the Internet like buyers and sellers.’
    • ‘There is a consensus that the dishlickers are a vaguely corrupt scion of the racing world, but nothing could be further from the truth.’
    • ‘I suggest they leave it to the trots or the dishlickers and go for a toned-down alternative.’
    • ‘After losing a fortune on the dishlickers, he found his radio had been nicked, and when he went to the car park to go home, he found his car had been pinched too!’
    • ‘There are laws that deal with barking and pooing on common property that could see poochy sent down the road faster than a dishlicker at Wentworth Park.’
    • ‘He is better known in dishlicker circles for his connection with Locket.’
    • ‘One dog chased the real bunny, while the other seven dopey dishlickers chased the fake one’
    • ‘He has $25 million for the trots and dishlickers and $200,000 for some stupid reality TV show.’
    • ‘He makes the obligatory trip to the famous greyhound track to talk to the camera while the dishlickers go around in the background.’
    • ‘Yesterday, the dishlickers were doing trials where we were staying, and I had never been that close up to them racing before.’


1950s from dish + licker.