doge

1
[ dohj ]
/ doʊdʒ /

noun

the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.

Origin of doge

1
1540–50; < Upper Italian (Venetian) < Latin ducem, accusative of dux leader; cf. duce, duke, dux

Related forms

doge·dom, noundoge·ship, noun

Definition for doge (2 of 2)

doge

2
[ dohj, dohg ]
/ doʊdʒ, doʊg /

noun

an Internet fad or meme typified by an image of a dog of the Shiba Inu breed accompanied by very short phrases that humorously represent the dog's imagined thoughts and use the wrong modifiers or shortened word forms, as "such dignified" or "amaze."
one such image posted on the Internet: That's the cutest doge I've ever seen!
the innovative grammar or language of doge:If you don't speak doge, you might be a little confused.

Origin of doge

2
First recorded in 2005–10; intentional misspelling of dog

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British Dictionary definitions for doge

doge

/ (dəʊdʒ) /

noun

(formerly) the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice (until 1797) and Genoa (until 1805)

Derived Forms

dogeship, noun

Word Origin for doge

C16: via French from Italian (Venetian dialect), from Latin dux leader
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