doggish

[ daw-gish, dog-ish ]
/ ˈdɔ gɪʃ, ˈdɒg ɪʃ /

adjective

like a dog; canine: doggish affection.
surly; mean: a doggish temper.
stylish and showy.

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Origin of doggish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dog, -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM doggish

dog·gish·ly, adverbdog·gish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for doggish

doggish
/ (ˈdɒɡɪʃ) /

adjective

of or like a dog
surly; snappish

Derived forms of doggish

doggishly, adverbdoggishness, noun
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