[ doh-gee ]
/ ˈdoʊ gi /

noun, plural do·gies.

Definition for dogy (2 of 2)


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. 2020

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 (1 of 2)

/ (ˈdəʊɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of dogie

British Dictionary definitions for dogy (2 of 2)


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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