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or dox·ie

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noun, plural dox·ies.
  1. opinion; doctrine.
  2. religious views.
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Origin of doxy1

First recorded in 1720–30; extracted from heterodoxy, orthodoxy
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  • I know you've got 'em, and I can run you if I try, and then what will your doxie think of you!

    Tracy Park

    Mary Jane Holmes

  • To send the audience away in a good humour he is reprieved at the last moment and rejoins his doxie in a dance.

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British Dictionary definitions for doxie



noun plural doxies
  1. opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters
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Word Origin

C18: independent use of -doxy as in orthodoxy, heterodoxy


noun plural doxies
  1. archaic, slang a prostitute or mistress
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Word Origin

C16: probably from Middle Flemish docke doll; compare Middle Dutch docke doll
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Word Origin and History for doxie



"rogue's girlfriend," 1520s, slang, of unknown origin (cf. dell (2)). Liberman says it is probably from Low German dokke "doll," "with the deterioration of meaning from 'sweetheart' and 'wench' to 'whore.'"

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