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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
First recorded in 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.
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at dog, -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for doggy
Contemporary Examples
  • Adhering to the scientific method, we ran through all the standard positions one at a time: missionary, doggy style, girl on top.

Historical Examples
  • Well, young Mr. Netherby is rather a "doggy" sort of man, and nice too.

    The Talking Horse F. Anstey
  • Then James patted him, and said, "doggy, what is your name?"

  • She went to the ale-houseTo get him some beer,And when she came back,doggy sat in a chair.

  • This required only a moment and doggy was on his feet making for the main bunch.

    Thirty Years on the Frontier Robert McReynolds
  • His ears were alert, his eyes happy, and there was a doggy smile on his jaws.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • There is a quality which we recognize as "doggy," and as something distinctive.

  • It was no wonder that I noticed a doggy smell about that basket.

    The Tale of Old Dog Spot Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Yet he had only guarded his master's hut, and his doggy brain resented the injustice.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • The only Princeton man who sensed trouble was doggy Trenchard.

    Football Days William H. Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for doggy


noun (pl) -gies
a children's word for a dog
of, like, or relating to a dog
fond of dogs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for doggy

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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