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Friday, February 20, 2015

Definitions for doggo

  1. Informal. in concealment; out of sight.

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Citations for doggo
Others have walked 20 or 30 miles to freedom, lying doggo by day, bluffing past challenges at night. Alan Moorehead, "Desert Tank Fighting," Life, January 19, 1942
He was lying doggo in a village about fifteen miles off, waiting to get a fresh gang together. Rudyard Kipling, Life's Handicap: Being Stories of Mine Own People, 1891
Origin of doggo
1890-1895
Doggo is thought to come from the word dog, alluding to the light sleep characteristic of that animal. The suffix -o is used in formation of slang terms. Doggo entered English in the late 1800s.