dog·​gish ˈdȯ-gish How to pronounce doggish (audio)
: canine
: stylish in a showy way
doggishly adverb
doggishness noun

Examples of doggish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Domino seems sad and wise, Andrew sweet and puppy-doggish. Thomas Page, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 And then, there were times when his snarl and growl came out, his doggish bite was evident. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of doggish was in the 15th century

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“Doggish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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