doggy

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or dog·gie

[ daw-gee, dog-ee ]
/ ˈdɔ gi, ˈdɒg i /
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noun, plural dog·gies.

a little dog or a puppy.
a pet term for any dog.

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Origin of doggy

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First recorded in 1815–25; dog + -y2

Definition for doggy (2 of 2)

doggy2

or dog·gie

[ daw-gee, dog-ee ]
/ ˈdɔ gi, ˈdɒg i /

adjective, dog·gi·er, dog·gi·est.

of or relating to a dog: a doggy smell.
fond of dogs: tweedy, doggy people.
pretentious; ostentatious.

Origin of doggy

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Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dog, -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for doggy

doggy

doggie

/ (ˈdɒɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a children's word for a dog

adjective

of, like, or relating to a dog
fond of dogs
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