doggy

1

or dog·gie

[ daw-gee, dog-ee ]
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noun,plural dog·gies.
  1. a little dog or a puppy.

  2. a pet term for any dog.

Origin of doggy

1
First recorded in 1815–25; dog + -y2

Other definitions for doggy (2 of 2)

doggy2

or dog·gie

[ daw-gee, dog-ee ]

adjective,dog·gi·er, dog·gi·est.
  1. of or relating to a dog: a doggy smell.

  2. fond of dogs: tweedy, doggy people.

  1. pretentious; ostentatious.

Origin of doggy

2
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dog, -y1

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How to use doggy in a sentence

  • While he was putting the plate down under the settle Mr. Traill heard an amazed whisper "He's gien the doggie a chuckie bane."

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • Sandy remarked, "Ye wadna think, noo, sic a sonsie doggie wad be leevin' i' the murky auld kirkyaird."

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
  • The doggie's i' the lodge wi' the caretaker, wha's fair ill, an' he canna be seen the day.

    Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson

British Dictionary definitions for doggy

doggy

doggie

/ (ˈdɒɡɪ) /


nounplural -gies
  1. a children's word for a dog

adjective
  1. of, like, or relating to a dog

  2. fond of dogs

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