- doglike behavior or conduct, especially when surly.
- dogs collectively.
- rabble; mob.
- Older Slang. a place where liquor is sold; saloon.
Origin of doggery
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Examples from the Web for doggery
He dressed as a townsman; he frequented the poolroom and Gatty's doggery.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
Berry subsequently kept a doggery, a whiskey saloon, as I do now, or did.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln
Ward H. Lamon
He is prone in life's very gutter; bloated, reeking and polluted with the doggery's slops and filth.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners
So much had this doggery become frequented by these gentlemen that it became jocularly known among them as the "club annex."Turns about Town
Robert Cortes Holliday
- surly behaviour
- dogs collectively
- a mob
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