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

Definition of doggy 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually small dog


dog·gy | \ˈdȯ-gē \
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

canine, dog, hound, pooch, tyke (also tike)

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Examples of doggy in a Sentence


what a good little doggy!

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The treadmill program has been so successful that a different non-profit, One Love Pit Bull Foundation, recently purchased a doggy treadmill for the county's larger Phoenix shelter to use full-time. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Doggy treadmills are a thing, and they're saving lives in Maricopa County," 25 May 2018 Eric Hans of Paws Abound, a Winter Park pet-sitting, dog-walking, doggy-day-care business, was among those who came Wednesday out of curiosity. Kate Santich,, "Hotel's new Dog In Residence program looks to boost adoption," 24 May 2018 There also was a doggy trivia game organized by Jared Plotts, Bottlehouse general manager, and raffle prizes, a cash bar and some drink specials. Carol Kovach,, "Dogs, humans party at BarkHappy's Tails & Ales benefit for Rescue Me Ohio," 20 Jan. 2018 Just make sure to bring your own doggy life jacket. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Guide to dog-friendly destinations and activities in Chicago," 13 Aug. 2017 The doggy, who's dressed up in a bright hat and an adorable backpack, wanders around the streets just like any normal human being would. Kelly Potts, Woman's Day, "This Dog Walks Around Like a Human Tourist, and It's Hysterical," 17 Dec. 2014 In this case, that meant matching the motion data of Kelp’s limbs and the visual data from the GoPro with various doggy activities. James Vincent, The Verge, "Researchers teach AI to think like a dog and find out what they know about the world," 14 Apr. 2018 Cook's daughter picked up a talking doggy toy to play with as Cook talked over Toys R Us closing its doors for good. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Toys R Us shoppers do not want to use alternatives like Amazon," 15 Mar. 2018 Will Markle’s beagle, Guy, make an appearance in his doggy Union Jack sweater? Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Everything We Know So Far About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding," 12 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In your doggy bag Here are a few things to take about Slate’s brunch: When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lauren Delgado,, "Brunch Punch: Slate in Orlando's Dr. Phillips neighborhood," 13 July 2018 DOGS Puppy moms and doggy dads, take your fur children to Dog Day at Drexel Town Square, 361 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, July 13-14. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the southern suburbs in July," 2 July 2018 Each dog will receive a doggy bow tie upon entry. $5 from every ticket sold will benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS) on July 25 and the Baltimore Humane Society on Sept. 12., "Orioles schedule second 'Bark at Oriole Park' event for July 25," 22 May 2018 Guy the beagle, Meghan Markle's pup, became doggy royalty over the weekend when his owner exchanged vows with Prince Harry. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Meet Guy, Meghan Markle's royal beagle puppy from Kentucky," 22 May 2018 Steve’s Real Food, from Oregon, developed a line of goat milk enhancers packed with superfoods to supplement doggy diets. Sunset, "10 Best Healthy Pet Treats," 22 Jan. 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Read More Charlotte’s newest apartments come with doggy daycare, pet spa named Groomingdale’s The building was constructed in 1964, six years before the area's namesake mall, when most of the area was still fields. Ely Portillo And Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "Hospital spends millions to buy a prominent SouthPark property, and could expand | Charlotte Observer," 7 May 2018 That human-sized doggy door is super convenient 🤔🤔🤔 73) Definitely getting some direwolf vibes from these wolves. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "129 Thoughts You'll Have Watching the 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake," 17 Mar. 2017 Other fall fun will include pumpkin bowling, doggy cart rides, antique fire truck rides, a petting zoo, lots of live music and food. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rides and good cheer coming to Greendale's Oktoberfest," 22 Sep. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of doggy

: a dog


variants: or doggie \ˈdȯ-gē \
plural doggies

Kids Definition of doggy

: a usually small or young dog

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