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doggery

[daw-guh-ree, dog-uh-] /ˈdɔ gə ri, ˈdɒg ə-/
noun, plural doggeries.
1.
doglike behavior or conduct, especially when surly.
2.
dogs collectively.
3.
rabble; mob.
4.
Older Slang. a place where liquor is sold; saloon.
Origin of doggery
1605-1615
1605-15; dog + -ery
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  • 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
  • Berry subsequently kept a doggery, a whiskey saloon, as I do now, or did.

  • He dressed as a townsman; he frequented the poolroom and Gatty's doggery.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • He is prone in life's very gutter; bloated, reeking and polluted with the doggery's slops and filth.

British Dictionary definitions for doggery

doggery

/ˈdɒɡərɪ/
noun (pl) -geries
1.
surly behaviour
2.
dogs collectively
3.
a mob
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