or dog·gie

[ daw-gee, dog-ee ]
See synonyms for: doggydoggierdoggiestdoggies on

noun,plural dog·gies.
  1. a little dog or a puppy.

  2. a pet term for any dog.

Origin of doggy

First recorded in 1815–25; dog + -y2

Words Nearby doggy

Other definitions for doggy (2 of 2)


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

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dog, -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use doggy in a sentence

  • Rosemary Arnold says her clients—including a doggy-daycare owner—suffered when their town was jammed with traffic.

  • Adhering to the scientific method, we ran through all the standard positions one at a time: missionary, doggy style, girl on top.

    Does Sexercise Work? | Meghan Pleticha | May 26, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • doggy men are freemasons, and I soon opened the conversation by speaking of the pretty fawn.

    The Chequers | James Runciman
  • In spite of its rounded head and mild doggy face, the fisher belongs to those killers, the weasels.

    Wild Folk | Samuel Scoville
  • "Nice doggy," the man said, his fingers scratching under the edge of the carapace where it joined the flesh.

    Deathworld | Harry Harrison
  • The Italians look curiously rabbity in the grey-green uniform: just as our sand-colored khaki men look doggy.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
  • Yet he had only guarded his master's hut, and his doggy brain resented the injustice.

    The Sweep Winner | Nat Gould

British Dictionary definitions for doggy



/ (ˈdɒɡɪ) /

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

  1. of, like, or relating to a dog

  2. fond of dogs

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