Shaggy dog story
Posted by ESC on June 17, 2005
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
SYLLABICATION: shag·gy-dog story
PRONUNCIATION: shg-dôg, -dg
NOUN: Informal A long, drawn-out anecdote ending with an absurd or anticlimactic punch line.
- Shaggy dog story Smokey Stover 18/June/05