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Before I had my own restaurant, I was never top dog in the kitchen. I've always had a low opinion of myself as a cook.
David Chang

Meaning of "top dog" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOP DOG

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOP DOG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Top dog is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TOP DOG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of top dog in the English dictionary

The definition of top dog in the dictionary is the leader or chief of a group.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOP DOG

top and tail
top banana
top boot
top boots
top brass
top cat
top copy
top dead-centre
top dollar
top drawer
top dressing
top end
top floor
top gear
top hand
top hat
top kill
top management
top off
top out

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOP DOG

attack dog
black dog
Canaan dog
cattle dog
chili dog
Eskimo dog
eye dog
German sheep dog
German shepherd dog
guard dog
gun dog
hot dog
Newfoundland dog
Portuguese water dog
prairie dog
put on the dog
search dog
shepherd dog
water dog
working dog

Synonyms and antonyms of top dog in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «top dog» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOP DOG

Find out the translation of top dog to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of top dog from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «top dog» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最高的狗
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perro superior
570 millions of speakers

English

top dog
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शीर्ष कुत्ता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كلب أعلى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ведущая собака
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cão superior
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শীর্ষ কুকুর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

top dog
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

orang atasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Platzhirsch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最高権力者
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상위 개
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Asu ndhuwur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con chó đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேல் நாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शीर्ष कुत्रा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Üst köpek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

top Dog
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

górny pies
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ведуча собака
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Top Dog
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

top dog
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

top hond
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

top dog
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

topp hund
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of top dog

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOP DOG»

The term «top dog» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.804 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOP DOG» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about top dog

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4 QUOTES WITH «TOP DOG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word top dog.
1
Omar Ahmad
Letters actually work. Even the top dog himself takes time every day to read 10 letters that are picked out by staff. I can tell you that every official that I've ever worked with will tell you about the letters they get and what they mean.
2
David Chang
Before I had my own restaurant, I was never top dog in the kitchen. I've always had a low opinion of myself as a cook.
3
Charles Durning
Of course, I'm not often the top dog, but sometimes it's better not to be top dog, because you last longer. If a movie or play flops, you always blame the lead. They say, 'He couldn't carry it.' They always blame him. But they rarely blame the second or third banana.
4
Owen Hart
I love working in Canada. The ovation is great. It makes me feel like I'm the top dog.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOP DOG»

Discover the use of top dog in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to top dog and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing
In TOP DOG, Bronson and Merryman again use their astonishing blend of science and storytelling to reveal what's truly in the heart of a champion. The joy of victory and the character-building agony of defeat.
Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman, 2013
2
Top Dog: A Different Kind of Book about Becoming an ...
Explores the changing communication and leadership roles of chief executive officers, interweaving factual information with a case study of a fictional company
J. David Pincus, J. Nicholas DeBonis, 1996
3
Top Dog
When Billy Evans, kingpin football hooligan, decides to go semi-legit and start his own security firm he believes no one can touch him.
Dougie Brimson, 2002
4
Top Dog
Stock reports, limos, and cocktail parties are replaced by fairy-tale forests, magical creatures, and hideous monsters when a high-powered executive wakes up as a dog in a captivating first novel. Reprint.
Jerry Jay Carroll, 1998
5
Top Dog: Training the Retriever for Waterfowl and Upland Hunting
In a new addition to the Richard A. Wolters series, a master dog trainer shares his innovative, up-to-date techniques of training dogs for hunting, introducing six key tests for selecting the right puppy in a litter, the essentials of ...
Joseph Middleton, 2004
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Top Dog Sales Secrets: 50 Top Experts Show You Proven Ways ...
This book is a compilation of sales advice from fifty well-known national sales trainers, authors, coaches, and motivational speakers. It contains eighty-one short sales skills lessons selected by the editors at SalesDog.com.
Michael Dalton Johnson, 2007
7
Top Dog: Marmaduke at 50
Celebrates the fiftieth birthday of the rambunctious Great Dane with a collection of "Marmaduke" cartoons from the past half century, along with commentary by the cartoonist on the development of the character and the strip.
Brad Anderson, 2003
8
Top dog
When the pupils at Barkley's School for Dogs get the chance to star in a dogfood commercial, Jack would do anything for the part, but it is canine bully Sweetcakes who gets the role, until Jack discovers the offer is not quite what it seems ...
Marcia Thornton Jones, Debbie Dadey, 2001
9
Top Dog
"Magnificat" portrays the domestic cat in all its preening, self-important glory and "Top Dog" gets to the heart of being a pampered pooch.
Norman Thelwell, 2002
10
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, ...
Performers Kyra and Chalcy illustrate each trick.
Kyra Sundance, Chalcy, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOP DOG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term top dog is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lex The Drug-Sniffing Dog Fails The Smell Test: Court
CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in ... Lex's trainer at the Bloomington-based dog school staunchly defended the ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
We are eating a ton of hot dogs
Every dog has its day, and on Thursday, July 23, the top dog is the hot dog. Here at ... that are the best options for investors that want to go hog wild for hot dogs. «Fortune, Jul 15»
3
Joey Chestnut -- No Longer Top Dog ... Loses Eating Competition!!
0704-hot-dog-contest-espn2-01 Joey Chestnut is no longer the king of downing weiners ... the 8-time world champ just lost the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
4
To be top dog in this contest, you have to be ugly
A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest. The pit ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
5
Homely hounds compete to be top dog in contest that applauds …
FILE. In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Grovie, a 10-year-old pug, waits to compete in the 25th annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
6
Postal Service Releases Top Dog Attack Rankings by City
To kick-off next week as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, the U.S. Postal Service released its top 30 dog attack city rankings and offered tips to reduce dog ... «FedSmith.com, May 15»
7
Britain's Got Talent's Pudsey and Ashleigh give verdicts on the …
Top dog: They've had boy bands, girl groups, crooners, a contortionist and even a funky chicken. But when it comes to the new series of Britain's Got Talent, this ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
8
Top dog was not poisoned at Crufts
A post-mortem examination has indicated that the dog ingested fast-acting poisons which, according to the Kennel Club, meant it was inconceivable that he ... «The Times, Mar 15»
9
A Dog Show Mystery: Irish Setter Dies; Owners Say He Was Poisoned
The dog's owners say there was "no doubt" the Irish setter better known as ... at Crufts, Britain's top dog show, after eating cubes of beef laced with slug killer. «NPR, Mar 15»
10
Iditarod's Top Dogs Will Brave New Twists
The Iditarod Sled Dog race starts Saturday. The normal route takes mushers over mountain ranges and across frozen tundra and sea ice for 1,000 miles. «NPR, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Top dog [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/top-dog>. Mar 2020 ».
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