(US) nothing; usu. in phr. never say dog, to stay silent.
|in Tarheel Talk (1956) 154: At 8 the ladies retired & said not dog.|
|Green-Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, VT) 15 Aug. 4/1: Never say ‘dog’ to me [...] and I’ll treat you to a dinner!|
|DN I 376: Where’s that boy? He went off and never said dog.|
|‘Speech Currents in “Egypt”’ in AS XVII:3 170: I never said dog to them about it.|