- a cat.
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
So saying, Moggy stalked forward, and joined the men on the forecastle.
The corporal waited for orders, and Moggy waited for her husband.
“I only meant of longer pedigree, Moggy,” replied Nancy, soothingly.
“Your good health, Mr Vanslyperken,” said Moggy, drinking to him.
But I say, Moggy, perhaps it is as well for him not to find you on board.
- British a slang name for cat 1 (def. 1) Sometimes shortened to: mog
C20: of dialect origin, originally a pet name for a cow
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