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or doggie

[daw-gee, dog-ee] /ˈdɔ gi, ˈdɒg i/
noun, plural doggies.
a little dog or a puppy.
a pet term for any dog.
Origin of doggy1
1815-25; dog + -y2


or doggie

[daw-gee, dog-ee] /ˈdɔ gi, ˈdɒg i/
adjective, doggier, doggiest.
of or relating to a dog:
a doggy smell.
fond of dogs:
tweedy, doggy people.
pretentious; ostentatious.
1350-1400; Middle English; see dog, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • doggie still wanted to know why the realities of blood and mud and destruction were not the true things.

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  • People to this day call him doggie, without any notion of the origin of the name.

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  • doggie gave the information and, in his turn, made the polite counter-inquiry.

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  • doggie, used to it from birth, looked on it as his natural environment.

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  • Fortunately the doggie is a performing doggie and the money will be paid.

  • If you knew what a compliment you were paying me, doggie, you wouldnt have said such a thing.

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  • Olivers a field officer, she replied tartly, and doggie felt snubbed.

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  • doggie bitterly confided to Goliath that it was the glamour of brawn.

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British Dictionary definitions for doggie


noun (pl) -gies
a children's word for a dog
of, like, or relating to a dog
fond of dogs
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Word Origin and History for doggie



also doggie, 1825, from dog (n.) + -y (3). Doggy-bag attested from 1965. As an adj. doggy is attested from late 14c., from -y (2). The word has been used in various formations since at least late 19c. to describe the sex act when one partner is on all fours.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for doggie



dogface (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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