dog water (1861)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Feb 1 00:01:02 UTC 2008

HDAS has this in a sexual sense, from no earlier than 1965.  This Civil War ex. means "daylights":

  1861 in Alan D. Gaff _On Many a Bloody Field_ (Bloomington: Indiana U.P., 1996) 40:
  We will be able to knock the dog water out of Jeff Davis and not half try.

  Neither sense is in OED.


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