[ doh-gee ]
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nounWestern U.S.
  1. a motherless calf in a cattle herd.

Origin of dogie

An Americanism first recorded in 1885–90; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie
  • Also do·gey, do·gy .

Words Nearby dogie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dogie in a sentence

  • Driving a bunch of old cows to one side for a "hold-up," Henry Lee and his strenuous assistants began cutting out dogie calves.

    Bat Wing Bowles | Dane Coolidge
  • There was a jam at the gates, a break or two, and then the first timid dogie stepped fearfully into the enclosure.

    Bat Wing Bowles | Dane Coolidge
  • 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
  • If a man helps hisself to a pore, sick dogie he's hunted down!

  • Git along little dogie, git along, git along, Janet sang lustily.

British Dictionary definitions for dogie


dogy or dogey

/ (ˈdəʊɡɪ) /

nounplural -gies or -geys
  1. Western US and Canadian a motherless calf

Origin of dogie

C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste

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