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


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
4 : not worthy or profitable : inferior doggy stocks

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of doggy in a Sentence

Noun what a good little doggy!
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 Groupon is certainly not our go-to for hand sanitizer but — and this is a big doggy butt — there's currently a deal on a dog poop bag-hand sanitizer dispenser hybrid. Karina Hoshikawa,, "Here’s Where You Can (Still) Buy Hand Sanitizer Online (For Now)," 18 Mar. 2020 And there are features throughout the space designed for staging photos, including a mock doggy... Anne Kadet, WSJ, "New York City Businesses Are Ready for Their Close-Ups," 10 Mar. 2020 Along with the doggy love letters, Emma also received a special welcome from a group of K-9s. Kelli Bender,, "Girl Who Asked for Comforting Love Letters from Dogs During Brain Tumor Battle Has Died," 19 Nov. 2019 Some of the co-owners are a little more liberal with doggy treats than others. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Some Warren campaign volunteers in Virginia show dogged determination," 18 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Sully does know how to use a doggy door and goes potty outside. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Pookie and more pets up for adoption in Phoenix-area shelters this week," 22 May 2020 This is the very real harvest us weirdos who love ice fishing seek to leave with as much as photos or dinner: this little doggy bag of blessedness. Steve Macone, New York Times, "Ice Fishing Is Fun!," 4 Mar. 2020 Guests are welcome to take home a scoopful as well—a different kind of doggy bag. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Rise of ‘Zero-Waste’ Restaurants," 16 Mar. 2020 Drinks and food, including popcorn and their doggy specialties, will be available for purchase. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Where to wear green and more things to do with your pooch," 13 Mar. 2020 Prices for pet owners to be a part of The Pack range from $30 to $200 — a five visit punch card and doggy day care will cost dog owners $30, while the annual membership is $200. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's first indoor dog park to open this summer, serve beer and wine," 13 Jan. 2020 Like most responsible dog owners in the city, Emmett Folgert never leaves the house without doggy waste bags., "After seeing George, Folgert went to the shelter and met a skittish, emaciated mutt with some terrier in her. He took her home. Her name is Trixie.," 26 Nov. 2019 The contest includes five categories: best behaved pooch; smallest doggo; largest canine; best doggy trick and best dog costume. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Your holiday event guide for The Woodlands," 2 Dec. 2019 In the past few years, luxury pet amenities have exploded in the region, with everything from structured doggy day care to doggy spas to an indoor water park for dogs, the Argus Leader reported. Katie Nelson,, "Pampered pooches: Doggy day care expands in Sioux Falls," 9 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of doggy


1692, in the meaning defined above


1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Doggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of doggy

informal : a dog


variants: or doggie \ ˈdȯ-​gē \
plural doggies

Kids Definition of doggy

: a usually small or young dog

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