[dawg-duh m, dog-]


the category of all dogs.
the state of being a dog.
those people, collectively, who are interested in dogs.

Origin of dogdom

First recorded in 1850–55; dog + -dom Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dogdom

Historical Examples of dogdom

  • He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.

    Story of My Life

    Helen Keller

  • A more motley collection could not have been found in dogdom.

  • He is the Paquin of dogdom, and let no one think that he is not an artist.

    In Vanity Fair

    Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd

  • Who could tell what new scourge this was that dogdom had to contend with?

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan

  • For Wigglesworth is the acme, the ultimate perfection of dogdom.

    Mavis of Green Hill

    Faith Baldwin