doghouse

[ dog-hous, dog- ]
/ ˈdɒgˌhaʊs, ˈdɒg- /

noun, plural dog·hous·es [dog-hou-ziz, dog-] /ˈdɒgˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈdɒg-/.

a small shelter for a dog.
(on a yacht) a small cabin that presents a relatively high profile and gives the appearance of a box.Compare trunk cabin.
Rocketry Slang. a bulge on the surface of a rocket or missile, for scientific instruments.

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Idioms for doghouse

    in the doghouse, Slang. in disfavor or disgrace.

Origin of doghouse

First recorded in 1605–15; dog + house
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British Dictionary definitions for in the doghouse

doghouse
/ (ˈdɒɡˌhaʊs) /

noun

US and Canadian a hutlike shelter for a dogAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): kennel
informal disfavour (in the phrase in the doghouse)
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Cultural definitions for in the doghouse

in the doghouse

Temporarily out of favor or in trouble: “Tyrone forgot his wife's anniversary, and now he's really in the doghouse.”

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Idioms and Phrases with in the doghouse (1 of 2)

in the doghouse

In disfavor, in trouble, as in Jane knew that forgetting the check would put her in the doghouse. This expression alludes to relegating a dog that misbehaves to its outdoor kennel. [c. 1900]

Idioms and Phrases with in the doghouse (2 of 2)

doghouse

see in the doghouse.

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