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dog whistle

Line breaks: dog whis¦tle

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Definition of dog whistle in English:

noun

1A high-pitched whistle used to train dogs, typically having a sound inaudible to humans.
1.1 [usually as modifier] A subtly aimed political message which is intended for, and can only be understood by, a particular demographic group: dog-whistle issues such as immigration and crime

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