the chief magistrate in the former republics of Venice and Genoa.
- dogedom, noun
- dogeship, noun
Other definitions for doge (2 of 2)
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.
- Compare LOLcat.
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How to use doge in a sentence
Beyond this room, to the right of the throne, is an ante-chamber to the private chapel of the doges.
The power of the Doges it seems, was an absolute power for a time, yet was of uncertain tenure.From the Thames to the Tiber | J. Wardle
Oliva was a Venetian and two of his family, his grandfather and uncle, had been Doges of the Republic.The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
But not all the memories of all the Doges could have stayed the execution of his set purpose.Dickens | Adolphus William Ward
With the terrible cells of the Doges' Palace, to which we are about to descend, it has no connexion.A Wanderer in Venice | E.V. Lucas
British Dictionary definitions for doge
(formerly) the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice (until 1797) and Genoa (until 1805)
- dogeship, noun
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