or dox·ie


noun, plural dox·ies.

opinion; doctrine.
religious views.

Origin of doxy

First recorded in 1720–30; extracted from heterodoxy, orthodoxy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for doxie

Contemporary Examples of doxie

Historical Examples of doxie

  • 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.

    Why we should read

    S. P. B. Mais

British Dictionary definitions for doxie




noun plural doxies

opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters

Word Origin for doxy

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



noun plural doxies

archaic, slang a prostitute or mistress

Word Origin for doxy

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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