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
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

That's where the doggy Murphy bed comes in—seriously. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Trying to Save Some Space? Your Dog Should Have Its Own Murphy Bed," 15 Mar. 2019 Pack a doggy first aid kit, and program poison control into your phone: 888-426-4435. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "Everything You Need to Know About Hiking With Your Dog," 12 Feb. 2019 Old Fashioned Halloween Party, Renton SAT Trick-or-Treating, snacks, carnival games, doggy costume contest, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Main Street Square, 200 Main Ave. S., Renton ( Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "66 fun and spooky Halloween events in Greater Seattle," 25 Oct. 2018 Maybe there will be some doggy playdates in the future, too: Prince William and Kate Middleton also adopted a cocker spaniel named Lupo shortly after their own royal wedding in 2011. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Reportedly Welcomed a New Addition to Their Family," 25 Aug. 2018 But before dusting off the dog collar, make sure to check the price tag on that robotic doggy in the window, the one with the mechanical tail: $2,899. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Sony's Adorable Robot Dog Is Back—And Expensive," 23 Aug. 2018 There will be vendors, demonstrations and a doggy costume contest. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the southern suburbs," 9 July 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Some tests, like the one from Embark, can even find doggy relatives for your pup based on DNA percentages. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Dog DNA Tests Are Selling Fast on Amazon—Here’s How They Can Help Your Pup," 26 Apr. 2019 Board shorts for your pup have arrived in two different colors—cyan and sage green—with the option for a matching pair for the doggy dad in green. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Finally Match Your Swim Trunks With Your Dog," 18 Mar. 2019 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

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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

informal : a dog


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

Kids Definition of doggy

: a usually small or young dog

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something valued as if it were money

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