moggy

[ mog-ee ]
/ ˈmɒg i /
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noun, plural mog·gies. British Informal.

a cat.

Nearby words

  1. mog,
  2. mogadishu,
  3. mogadon,
  4. mogador,
  5. mogen david,
  6. moghul,
  7. mogi das cruzes,
  8. mogilalia,
  9. mogilev,
  10. mogo

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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moggy

/ (ˈmɒɡɪ) /

noun plural moggies

British a slang name for cat 1 (def. 1) Sometimes shortened to: mog

Word Origin for moggy

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

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