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doxy1

or dox·ie

[dok-see]
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noun, plural dox·ies.
  1. opinion; doctrine.
  2. religious views.

Origin of doxy1

First recorded in 1720–30; extracted from heterodoxy, orthodoxy

doxy2

[dok-see]
noun, plural dox·ies.
  1. an immoral woman; prostitute.
  2. Archaic. a mistress.

Origin of doxy2

First recorded in 1520–30; of obscure origin
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doxy1

doxie

noun plural doxies
  1. opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters

Word Origin

C18: independent use of -doxy as in orthodoxy, heterodoxy

doxy2

noun plural doxies
  1. 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 doxies

doxy

n.

"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.'"

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