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dog food

Syllabification: dog food

Definition of dog food in English:

noun

Food eaten by or intended to be eaten by domesticated dogs: a can of dog food
More example sentences
  • It's during this stage that the switch from puppy to adult dog food should be made.
  • Do not feed cat food to your dog, or dog food to your cat.
  • We stopped at our local grocery store and picked up a bag of dry dog food, a plastic squeeze toy in the shape of a bone, and a real bone in the shape of a bone.

verb

[with object] (usually dogfood) Back to top  
informal , chiefly Computing (Of a company’s staff) use a product or service developed by that company so as to test it before it is made available to customers: it was a great opportunity to dogfood the phones (as noun dogfooding) If you’re writing software intended for other developers then dogfooding makes perfect sense
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  • Dogfooding the app has resulted in many user experience (UX) changes, many of which should improve the product.
  • Dogfooding the API is the only way to really know what's useful.
  • Part of our "QA" is to put up test releases in a shared location for employees to dogfood.

Phrases

eat one's own dog food

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informal , chiefly Computing (Of a company’s staff) use a product or service developed by that company so as to test it before it is made available to customers: we had to eat our own dog food—we had to make sure the tools worked
More example sentences
  • The company is also "eating its own dogfood" by operating the services internally.
  • The developers will use it because the program manager makes them eat their own dogfood.
  • It needed to have the right people who would want to build the app for themselves and eat their own dogfood.

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