1. doglike behavior or conduct, especially when surly.
2. a cheap saloon; dive
Diogenes, from Wikipedia
Diogenes of Sinope was a controversial figure. His father minted coins for a living and when Diogenes took to “defacement of the currency”, he was banished from the city. After being exiled, he moved to Athens to debunk cultural conventions. Diogenes modelled himself on the example of Hercules. He believed that virtue was better revealed in action than in theory. He used his lifestyle and behaviour to criticise the social values and institutions of what he saw as a corrupt society. He declared himself a cosmopolitan. … He became notorious for his philosophical stunts such as carrying a lamp in the daytime, claiming to be looking for an honest man. He publicly mocked Alexander and lived. He embarrassed Plato, disputed his interpretation of Socrates and sabotaged his lectures.
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