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moggy

[ mog-ee ]
/ ˈmɒg i /
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noun, plural mog·gies.British Informal.
a cat.
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Origin of moggy

First recorded in 1910–15; origin uncertain; possibly originally Cockney; supposed derivations from West Midlands dialect Moggy, a pet name for a calf, or from the personal name Maggie, are dubious
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British Dictionary definitions for moggy

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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