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doge1

[dohj] /doʊdʒ/
noun
1.
the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
Origin of doge1
1540-1550
1540-50; < Upper Italian (Venetian) < Latin ducem, accusative of dux leader; cf. duce, duke, dux
Related forms
dogedom, noun
dogeship, noun

doge2

[dohj, dohg] /doʊdʒ, doʊg/
noun
1.
an Internet fad or meme typified by an image of a dog of the Shiba Inu breed accompanied by very short phrases that humorously represent the dog's imagined thoughts and use the wrong modifiers or shortened word forms, as "such dignified" or "amaze.".
2.
one such image posted on the Internet:
That's the cutest doge I've ever seen!
3.
the innovative grammar or language of doge:
If you don't speak doge, you might be a little confused.
Origin
First recorded in 2005-10; intentional misspelling of dog
Word story
See Internet.
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doge

/dəʊdʒ/
noun
1.
(formerly) the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice (until 1797) and Genoa (until 1805)
Derived Forms
dogeship, noun
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin dux leader
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Word Origin and History for doge
n.

"chief magistrate of Venice or Genoa," 1540s, from Venetian dialect doge, from Latin ducem, accusative of dux "leader" (see duke (n.)).

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