doxy

1

or dox·ie

[ dok-see ]
/ ˈdɒk si /

noun, plural dox·ies.

opinion; doctrine.
religious views.

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Origin of doxy

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

Definition for doxy (2 of 2)

doxy2
[ dok-see ]
/ ˈdɒk si /

noun, plural dox·ies.

an immoral woman; prostitute.
Archaic. a mistress.

Origin of doxy

2
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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