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[mog-ee] /ˈmɒg i/
noun, plural moggies. British Informal.
a cat.
Also, mog.
Origin of moggy
1815-25; said to be orig. Cockney; supposed derivations from dial. (W Midlands) Moggy pet name for a calf, or from personal name Maggie, are dubious Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So saying, moggy stalked forward, and joined the men on the forecastle.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • The corporal waited for orders, and moggy waited for her husband.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • “I only meant of longer pedigree, moggy,” replied Nancy, soothingly.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • “Your good health, Mr Vanslyperken,” said moggy, drinking to him.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • But I say, moggy, perhaps it is as well for him not to find you on board.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • As soon as they were in the cabin, moggy observed the bottle of scheedam on the table.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • moggy took leave of her friends on deck, and pushed on shore.

    Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat
  • You've no idea how these Western places sprout and thrive, moggy.

    In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
  • moggy, what on earth do you mean by speaking so to Mrs. Templestowe?

    In the High Valley Susan Coolidge
  • The doll you bought me yesterday's gone and moggy was lying on the pillow.'

    The Bountiful Lady Thomas Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for moggy


noun (pl) moggies
(Brit) a slang name for cat1 (sense 1) Sometimes shortened to mog
Word Origin
C20: of dialect origin, originally a pet name for a cow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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