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TOP DOG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does top dog mean? 

TOP DOG (noun)
  The noun TOP DOG has 1 sense:

1. a person who is in charge

  Familiarity information: TOP DOG used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOP DOG (noun)


Sense 1top dog [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is in charge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

chief; top dog; head

Context example:

the head of the whole operation

Hypernyms ("top dog" is a kind of...):

leader (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "top dog"):

administrator; executive (someone who manages a government agency or department)

head of household (the head of a household or family or tribe)

grand dragon (a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan)

general manager (the highest ranking manager)

general; superior general (the head of a religious order or congregation)

don; father (the head of an organized crime family)

department head (the head of a department)

capo (the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate)

administrator; decision maker (someone who administers a business)

secretary (a person who is head of an administrative department of government)


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