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salty dog

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Etymology 1Edit

From the salt of the sea; compare old salt and seadog.

Sexual sense may be due to association of sailors with sexual promiscuity, or may be separate development, salty (spicy) and dog both suggesting promiscuity.

NounEdit

salty dog (plural salty dogs)

  1. (US, Navy, Marines) An experienced sailor.
  2. A sexually promiscuous man; a male sexual partner.
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Etymology 2Edit

From a greyhound (vodka and grapefruit juice cocktail), plus salt, influenced by existing term.

NounEdit

salty dog (plural salty dogs)

  1. A cocktail consisting of vodka, grapefruit juice, and a salt rim.