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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.

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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.

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salty dog ‎(plural salty dogs)

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