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[daw-goh, dog-oh]
  1. Informal. in concealment; out of sight.
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  1. lie doggo, British Slang. to keep out of sight; hide: Lie doggo until the excitement blows over.
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Origin of doggo

1890–95; apparently dog + -o
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Historical Examples of doggo

  • The journalist, to use a sporting phrase, was lying “doggo.”

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 3 (of 6)

    Louis Creswicke

  • Because sometimes the man isn't dead, but a perfectly live Boche patrol lying "doggo."

British Dictionary definitions for doggo


  1. British informal in hiding and keeping quiet (esp in the phrase lie doggo)
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Word Origin for doggo

C19: probably from dog
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