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[daw-guh-ree, dog-uh-]
noun, plural dog·ger·ies.
  1. doglike behavior or conduct, especially when surly.
  2. dogs collectively.
  3. rabble; mob.
  4. Older Slang. a place where liquor is sold; saloon.
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Origin of doggery

First recorded in 1605–15; dog + -ery
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Examples from the Web for doggery

Historical Examples

  • He dressed as a townsman; he frequented the poolroom and Gatty's doggery.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney

  • Berry subsequently kept a doggery, a whiskey saloon, as I do now, or did.

  • He is prone in life's very gutter; bloated, reeking and polluted with the doggery's slops and filth.

  • So much had this doggery become frequented by these gentlemen that it became jocularly known among them as the "club annex."

    Turns about Town

    Robert Cortes Holliday

British Dictionary definitions for doggery


noun plural -geries
  1. surly behaviour
  2. dogs collectively
  3. a mob
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