What is a synonym for female dog?
noun. a female dog: The bitch won first place in the sporting dogs category.
What is a female dog that is used for breeding called?
A female dog that is in a breeding program is referred to as a “brood bitch.”
When a female is not being used in a breeding program–perhaps she’s too young or too old–she then is once again a bitch.
Is a female dog called a dame?
Terminology. The female parent of puppies is referred to as the dam and the male parent is referred to as the sire.
What do you call a dog who has been spayed?
A spayed female dog is still called a bitch.
Again, if you’re not talking to breeders or dog show participants, “spayed dog” will work just fine. Our female dog Tiki is spayed so if I were talking to someone about her, I would describe her as a “spayed dog.”
You don’t have to say “spayed female dog” because only females are spayed (males are neutered).
What does it mean to dog a girl?
Then to dog someone out is to tell on someone, or to expose someone. People also say “rat someone out”
What is a fancy word for dog?
What do you call a female dog?
If you want to get technical, a female dog is a bitch. This is a long-standing term although today it is primarily used among the dog show crowd and dog breeders. This is to differentiate the female dog from the male dog who is simply called a “dog” by breeders.
Bitch is derived from the Old English word bicce, which also meant female dog.
Oxford University Press has a long treatise on the origins of the word if you would really like to wade in for some in-depth etymology–and how it evolved to become derogatory slang.
female dog names in English Vocabulary
a female deer, or the female of some other animals such as a rabbit. The male of these animals is called a buck.
Free thesaurus definition of female animals from the Macmillan English Dictionary – a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Education.