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doge

1

[ dohj ]

noun

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


doge

2

[ dohj, dohzh ]

noun

  1. 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."
  2. one such image posted on the internet:

    That's the cutest doge I've ever seen!

  3. the innovative grammar or language of doge:

    If you don't speak doge, you might be a little confused.

doge

/ dəʊdʒ /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˈdogeship, noun
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Other Words From

  • dogedom noun
  • dogeship noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of doge1

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

Origin of doge2

First recorded in 2005–10; intentional misspelling of dog
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Word History and Origins

Origin of doge1

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

We next descended the magnificent staircase of the Giganti, and we called to mind the old Doge Faliero, who was beheaded there.

This happened in 1522, and thereafter Antoniotto Adorni became Doge as a reward for his treachery.

The answer of the doge and barons was simple and magnanimous.

It is believed that the scandal of this pamphlet was one reason why Andrea Tron failed to be elected Doge in 1779.

Alvise saw her when she was presented to the Doge, and regarded her as a being more than human.

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