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or do·gey, do·gy

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noun Western U.S.
  1. a motherless calf in a cattle herd.
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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

British Dictionary definitions for dogie


dogy or dogey

noun plural -gies or -geys
  1. Western US and Canadian a motherless calf
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Word Origin

C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste
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Word Origin and History for dogie


"motherless calf in a herd," 1887, cowboy slang, of uncertain origin.

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