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[dok-see] /ˈdɒk si/
noun, plural doxies.
opinion; doctrine.
religious views.
Origin of doxy1
First recorded in 1720-30; extracted from heterodoxy, orthodoxy Unabridged
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  • I know you've got 'em, and I can run you if I try, and then what will your doxie think of you!

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    Mary Jane Holmes
  • To send the audience away in a good humour he is reprieved at the last moment and rejoins his doxie in a dance.

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British Dictionary definitions for doxie


noun (pl) doxies
opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters
Word Origin
C18: independent use of -doxy as in orthodoxy, heterodoxy


noun (pl) doxies
(archaic, slang) a prostitute or mistress
Word Origin
C16: probably from Middle Flemish docke doll; compare Middle Dutch docke doll
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Word Origin and History for doxie



"rogue's girlfriend," 1520s, slang, of unknown origin (cf. dell (2)). Liberman says it is probably from Low German dokke "doll," "with the deterioration of meaning from 'sweetheart' and 'wench' to 'whore.'"

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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