doggy

1

or dog·gie

[daw-gee, dog-ee]

noun, plural dog·gies.

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

Nearby words

  1. doggish,
  2. doggishly,
  3. doggo,
  4. doggone,
  5. doggoned,
  6. doggy bag,
  7. doggy paddle,
  8. doghanged,
  9. doghouse,
  10. dogie

Origin of doggy

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

doggy

2

or dog·gie

[daw-gee, dog-ee]

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for doggy

doggy

doggie

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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Word Origin and History for doggy

doggy

n.

also doggie, 1825, from dog (n.) + -y (3). Doggy-bag attested from 1965. As an adj. doggy is attested from late 14c., from -y (2). The word has been used in various formations since at least late 19c. to describe the sex act when one partner is on all fours.

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