- opinion; doctrine.
- religious views.
Origin of doxy1
- an immoral woman; prostitute.
- Archaic. a mistress.
Origin of doxy2
First recorded in 1520–30; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for doxies
Our captainPage 143 was an excellent seaman, but had 'doxies of his own.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life
Captain A. T. Mahan
He may also commaund any of their women, which they cal Doxies, to serue his turne.
O master, master, yonder's Ditty and Budget come in with two doxies!
Note especially all which go abroade working laces and shirt stringes, they name them Doxies.
A wandering ballad-singer, with a brace of doxies, is last introduced upon the stage.Points of Humour, Part 1 (of 2)
- opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters
C18: independent use of -doxy as in orthodoxy, heterodoxy
- archaic, slang a prostitute or mistress
C16: probably from Middle Flemish docke doll; compare Middle Dutch docke doll
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Word Origin and History for doxies
"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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