Definition of Top dog
1. Noun. A person who is in charge. "The head of the whole operation"
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Administrator, Executive, Administrator, Decision Maker, Capo, Department Head, Don, Father, General, Superior General, General Manager, Grand Dragon, Head Of Household, Secretary
Derivative terms: Head, Head, Headship
Definition of Top dog
1. Noun. (idiomatic) the boss, the leader (of the pack) ¹
2. Noun. (idiomatic) in a competition, the one expected to win ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Top dog
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1. Ninth Day of Creationby Leonard Crane by Leonard Crane (2000)
""top dog. I'm not receiving you, sir. Say again please! ... "Thank you, top dog. You are verified." After being allowed to leave the floor peacefully—he was ..."
2. Guesses at the Riddle of Existence: And Other Essays on Kindred Subjects by Goldwin Smith (1898)
"But if the under dog in the social fight runs away with a bone in violation of superior force, the top dog runs after him bellowing, ' Thou shalt not steal ..."
3. Modern Thinkers Principally Upon Social Science: What They Think, and why by Van Buren Denslow (1880)
"... the top dog runs after him bellowing, " Thou shalt not steal," and all the other top dogs unite in bellowing, "This is divine law and not dog law;" the ..."
4. Phonemic Awareness Through Language Play by Jill Norris (1998)
"Recite the poem, removing a frog from the log after each verse Explain the meaning of the expression "top dog." Ask students to tell why the one frog is now ..."
5. Exhibition (1865)
"A new pattern. Very superior. Trotting Sleigh. Plush lined, shilling cushions, very good. top dog-Cart. More attention paid to strength than elegance. 880. ..."
6. The Making of the Australian Commonwealth, 1889-1900: A Stage in the Growth by Bernhard Ringrose Wise (1913)
"... because ' Barton was now top-dog,' he answered, ' Well 1 that is quite possible. There is a good deal of human nature in me' 1 ..."