or do·gey, do·gy
noun Western U.S.
a motherless calf in a cattle herd.
herd, oxen, castaway, stray, ragamuffin, urchin, foundling, drop, orphan, flotsam, fetch, jetsam, yearling, maverick, heifer, veal, stock, calves, livestock, dogies
Origin of dogie
1885–90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie
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Riding for a dogie outfit was a hard life, but one could always get a laugh out of it somehow.The Fighting Edge|William MacLeod Raine
dogy or dogey
noun plural -gies or -geys
Western US and Canadian a motherless calf
Word Origin for dogie
C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste
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"motherless calf in a herd," 1887, cowboy slang, of uncertain origin.
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