doxy

1

or dox·ie

[dok-see]
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Origin of doxy

1
First recorded in 1720–30; extracted from heterodoxy, orthodoxy

doxy

2
[dok-see]
noun, plural dox·ies.
  1. an immoral woman; prostitute.
  2. Archaic. a mistress.

Origin of doxy

2
First recorded in 1520–30; of obscure origin
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doxy

1

doxie

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

Word Origin for doxy

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

doxy

2
noun plural doxies
  1. 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 doxy
n.

"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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