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dog·​gy ˈdȯ-gē How to pronounce doggy (audio)
variants or doggie
plural doggies
: a usually small dog


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dog·​gy ˈdȯ-gē How to pronounce doggy (audio)
doggier; doggiest
: concerned with or fond of dogs
: resembling or suggestive of a dog
doggy odor
: not worthy or profitable : inferior
doggy stocks

Examples of doggy in a Sentence

Noun what a good little doggy!
Recent Examples on the Web
From the bride's Vera Wang gown to a doggy on the dance floor, here are all the photos from the Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's wedding day. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 4 Dec. 2023 Fortunately, my doggy will do anything for a treat. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 The Steak au Poivre was pallid (wouldn’t serve it to my doggy!). Pat Myers, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 Many historians behave as if she was born in France, when in fact one of the most dramatic moments in Marie’s life—which Sofia told me really struck her in my book—is when her doggy is taken away and she is stripped of her Austrian clothes in the forest. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 29 Oct. 2021 The bite marks heal, but the painful lesson about not grabbing doggy’s tail remains. Dan Hurley, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2012 And make sure the surrounding tile goes high enough to protect the walls when your doggy shakes all that water out, O’Brien says. Lia Picard, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2022 The wait times are longer at vets, doggy, daycares, pet grooming places. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 11 Mar. 2022 Mudrooms or even a simple doggy washing station with hot and cold water inside or out can ease the transition for families dealing with muddy paws after a bike ride, walk or the aftermath of a 2 a.m. skunk spraying. Michelle Hofmann, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021
The county’s Animals Services Facility and Adoption Center advise pet owners to limit visits to dog parks, doggy day cares, groomers and other public places where dogs interact with each other. Lateshia Beachum, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024 Celebrate the winter season with a variety of activities including a 5K trail race, an adoption event, doggy vendors and more. Jody MacE, Charlotte Observer, 14 Feb. 2024 The trick is to preserve that community—to sustain a balance between the boutique museum with its doggy water fountain and the old guys on their park benches. Eleni N. Gage, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Jan. 2024 The Senior Swifties then displayed a doggy paddling motion by moving out their arms alternatively. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2024 Worthy’s other dog Memphis died when a doggy daycare flooded in August, according to WUSA9. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2023 Brown floodwater rose along the glass doors and windows of the building that housed the doggy daycare until its walls collapsed and the water rushed in, trapping both employees and dogs, DC Fire and EMS Chief John Donnelly said last week. Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, 24 Aug. 2023 He was being snippy with other dogs and facing a medical issue so mysterious that every test had been run and a doggy MRI ordered. Katherine Bindley, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2023 Sakamoto, only twenty-nine years old at the time, had a soft, doggy beauty, staring and simmering on the right page of the spread, eyes closed in a white shirt on the left. Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1692, in the meaning defined above


1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of doggy was in 1692

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“Doggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


variants or doggie
plural doggies
: a small or young dog

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