[ doh-gee ]
/ ˈdoʊ gi /

noun, plural do·gies.

Nearby words

  1. dogvane,
  2. dogwatch,
  3. dogwood,
  4. dogwood family,
  5. dogwood winter,
  6. doh,
  7. doha,
  8. dohc,
  9. dohnányi,
  10. dohnányi, ernst von


or do·gey, do·gy

[ doh-gee ]
/ ˈdoʊ gi /

noun Western U.S.

a motherless calf in a cattle herd.

Origin of dogie

1885–90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dogy

  • Do you think for a minute we can stop to drive a dogy all the way to Grub Stake?

    The Trail Boys on the Plains|Jay Winthrop Allen
  • Mrs. Elkins, havin' pulled him through his own dogy stage, dropped out of the cow business, an' devoted herself to kids.

    Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
  • And like the dogy, I didn't run across anything that looked natural or inviting.

    The Happy Family|Bertha Muzzy Bower

British Dictionary definitions for dogy


/ (ˈdəʊɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of 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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Word Origin and History for dogy



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper