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moggy

[mog-ee]
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noun, plural mog·gies. British Informal.
  1. a cat.
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Also mog.

Origin of moggy

1815–25; said to be orig. Cockney; supposed derivations from dial. (W Midlands) Moggy pet name for a calf, or from personal name Maggie, are dubious
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Examples from the Web for moggy

Historical Examples

  • So saying, Moggy stalked forward, and joined the men on the forecastle.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat

  • The corporal waited for orders, and Moggy waited for her husband.

    Snarley-yow

    Frederick Marryat

  • “I only meant of longer pedigree, Moggy,” replied Nancy, soothingly.

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    Frederick Marryat

  • “Your good health, Mr Vanslyperken,” said Moggy, drinking to him.

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    Frederick Marryat

  • But I say, Moggy, perhaps it is as well for him not to find you on board.

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    Frederick Marryat


British Dictionary definitions for moggy

moggy

noun plural moggies
  1. British a slang name for cat 1 (def. 1) Sometimes shortened to: mog
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Word Origin

C20: of dialect origin, originally a pet name for a cow
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