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dogy

[doh-gee]
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noun, plural do·gies.
  1. dogie.
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dogie

or do·gey, do·gy

[doh-gee]
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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Examples from the Web for dogy

Historical Examples

  • 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

dogy

noun plural -gies
  1. a variant spelling of dogie
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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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for dogy

dogie

n.

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

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