dogie

[ doh-gee ]
/ ˈdoʊ gi /

noun Western U.S.

a motherless calf in a cattle herd.

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Origin of dogie

An Americanism first recorded in 1885–90; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie
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Example sentences from the Web for dogie

  • 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

dogie

dogy or dogey

/ (ˈdəʊɡɪ) /

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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