MEANING: adjective: Stubbornly determined or persistent.

ETYMOLOGY: If you have ever faced a dog digging in his heels, you know what dogged is. The word dog is from Old English docga. Also see recalcitrant. Earliest documented use: 1300.

DOGGE - an olde Irish setter (see aso DOG RED)

NOGGED - tipsy after too much New Years' cheer

DONGED - the next step after your car is dinged