[ doh-bee ]

noun,plural do·bies.Chiefly Southwestern U.S.

Origin of doby

Aphetic form

Words Nearby doby Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use doby in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for do by

do by

  1. (intr, preposition) to treat in the manner specified: employers do well by hard working employees

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Other Idioms and Phrases with doby


Behave with respect to, treat, as in John was determined to do well by his children. This idiom was first recorded about 1175.

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