A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

running dog


MEANING:noun: A servile follower; lackey.
From Chinese zougou, from zou (running) + gou (dog), apparently as an allusion to a dog running to follow his or her master's commands. This term was employed in Chinese Communist terminology to refer to someone who was considered subservient to counter-revolutionary interest. Earliest documented use: 1925.
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RUNNING JOG- a slow run, a fast jog.