[ dog-hous, dog- ]
/ ˈdɒgˌhaʊs, ˈdɒg- /

noun, plural dog·hous·es [dog-hou-ziz, dog-] /ˈdɒgˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈdɒg-/.

a small shelter for a dog.
(on a yacht) a small cabin that presents a relatively high profile and gives the appearance of a box.Compare trunk cabin.
Rocketry Slang. a bulge on the surface of a rocket or missile, for scientific instruments.

Idioms for doghouse

    in the doghouse, Slang. in disfavor or disgrace.

Origin of doghouse

First recorded in 1605–15; dog + house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doghouse

/ (ˈdɒɡˌhaʊs) /


US and Canadian a hutlike shelter for a dogAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): kennel
informal disfavour (in the phrase in the doghouse)
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Idioms and Phrases with doghouse


see in the doghouse.

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