doggy

noun
dog·​gy | \ ˈdȯ-gē How to pronounce doggy (audio) \
variants: or doggie
plural doggies

Definition of doggy

 (Entry 1 of 2)
: a usually small dog

doggy

adjective
dog·​gy | \ ˈdȯ-gē How to pronounce doggy (audio) \
doggier; doggiest
Definition of doggy (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : concerned with or fond of dogs
2 : resembling or suggestive of a dog doggy odor
3 : stylish, showy
4 : not worthy or profitable : inferior doggy stocks

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Synonyms for doggy

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of doggy in a Sentence

Noun what a good little doggy!
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Its idea of a nefarious character is a spoiled doggy who steals from a picnic basket. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, "New PBS adaptation of 'All Creatures Great and Small' offers country comforts," 7 Jan. 2021 In addition to being introduced to BootayBag, Scott and the sharks are pitched portable oatmeal balls GoOats, biodegradable doggy clean up Pooch Paper and P-nuff Crunch, a snack made with peanuts, navy beans, and brown rice. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "'My stomach was flipping': Jewelry mogul Kendra Scott enters ABC's 'Shark Tank' as guest shark," 23 Oct. 2020 The home includes a second living area/media/game room, four bedrooms with en suite baths and an expansive utility room with a custom doggy shower. Dallas News, "Dee Evans lists horse property in Pilot Point," 12 Sep. 2020 The gauge measured the force when the butterfly released its grip, and instead began a six-legged doggy paddle. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Hand-Reared Monarch Butterflies Are Weaker Than Their Wild Cousins," 10 Apr. 2020 Canine to Five and Detroit Dog Rescue partnered to provide free doggy daycare or overnight boarding to first responders and those in the medical field. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Local doggy daycare offers free care for first responders' pets," 7 Apr. 2020 Along with a doggy bed, menu and food and water bowls in the room, their pet amenity program includes free valet parking and the hotel’s $150 per visit pet fee. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Where to wear green and more things to do with your pooch," 13 Mar. 2020 Whether your doggy is like mine and howls at the fireworks, or more like the pups above who prefer to hide, there's one thing many dog parents know: and Fireworks are not their pooch's best friend. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "7 Ways to Keep Your Dogs Safe and Calm During the Fireworks This Fourth of July," 2 July 2019 So early in the morning there’s a whole doggy network in the park that takes place. Isabel Wilkinson, New York Times, "How Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece Spends Her Sundays," 20 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Activities included free nail trimmings, Q & A sessions, doggy photo ops, games and food. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, "New dating apps helping dog, cat lovers connect during COVID-19," 23 Feb. 2021 There was a casual air to the proceedings: Valitutto paused periodically to grab a bite, chat with viewers of the live stream, or pet his terrier mix, Dingo, who took naps in a doggy bed next to the piano. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "“Darkness Sounding” Takes Music Outside," 22 Feb. 2021 This is great for doggy digestion as well as brain functionality. Popular Science, "Dog food bowls that will please any pooch," 19 Feb. 2021 The assemblages’s see-through portals include a doggy door and intricate cutouts, but some possible passageways are blocked by wooden 2-by-4s or slabs of blank plywood. Washington Post, "In the galleries: A towering exhibit offers a new definition of domestic life," 1 Jan. 2021 In fact, doggy demand embodies many of the pandemic economy’s key features. New York Times, "What Giant Skeletons and Puppy Shortages Told Us About the 2020 Economy," 31 Dec. 2020 Twenty percent of proceeds from this coffee subscription service fund doggy rescue organizations around the country. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "25 gift ideas for the coffee lover in your life," 8 Dec. 2020 Retailers like PetSmart, Petco and Chewy are offering spectacular Cyber Monday savings on pet must-haves like beds, pet gates, doggy DNA kits, treats and more. Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY, "Cyber Monday 2020: The best Petsmart, Petco, and Chewy deals right now," 30 Nov. 2020 Betty and Dan Breaud of Hayward wheeled their two beagles, Lilly and Trevor, to the bridge in their doggy carriage, to save wear and tear on their little paws. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "New East Bay shoreline park and pier opens with accessible fishing and unusual views," 25 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of doggy

Noun

1692, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jan 2021

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“Doggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doggy. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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doggy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of doggy

informal : a dog

doggy

noun
dog·​gy
variants: or doggie \ ˈdȯ-​gē \
plural doggies

Kids Definition of doggy

: a usually small or young dog

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