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one beagle sniffing the genitals of another from behind
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dog. (man) A sexually indiscriminate or promiscuous man, who will “fuck anything.”reference 1 Usually said of a man by a woman. As with bitch, there is an allusion to dogs' apparent lack of discrimination when it comes to sexual partners. Such behavior can easily lead to the man being in the doghouse.



1. Smitherman, Geneva. 1994. Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 95-6.

About the illustration: Figure 2 shows a male beagle sniffing around a female; the caption in context reads, “not much doubt that she is ready for mating....” The image appears originally on the Beagles in Peril web site and is used by permission.
see also: “You're The Man now, dog”; in the dog house
dog (woman); bitch
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