dogey

[doh-gee]

dogie

or do·gey, do·gy

[doh-gee]
noun Western U.S.
  1. a motherless calf in a cattle herd.

Origin of dogie

1885–90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for dogey

dogie

dogy or dogey

noun plural -gies or -geys
  1. Western US and Canadian a motherless calf

Word Origin for dogie

C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste
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Word Origin and History for dogey

dogie

n.

"motherless calf in a herd," 1887, cowboy slang, of uncertain origin.

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