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doxy

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or dox·ie

[ dok-see ]
/ ˈdɒk si /
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noun, plural dox·ies.
opinion; doctrine.
religious views.
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Origin of doxy

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

Other definitions for doxy (2 of 2)

doxy2
[ dok-see ]
/ ˈdɒk si /

noun, plural dox·ies.Archaic.
an immoral or sexually promiscuous woman, especially a prostitute.
a mistress.

Origin of doxy

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First recorded in 1520–30; of obscure origin
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British Dictionary definitions for doxy (1 of 2)

doxy1

doxie

/ (ˈdɒksɪ) /

noun plural doxies
opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters

Word Origin for doxy

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

British Dictionary definitions for doxy (2 of 2)

doxy2
/ (ˈdɒksɪ) /

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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