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

Synonyms for doggy

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of doggy in a Sentence

Noun what a good little doggy!
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 This dog grooming kit comes complete with an electric trimming comb, hair scissors, and nail clipper for a complete doggy makeover. Ariel Scotti,, 9 Sep. 2021 Pick the color and font, then add your pet's name to build the personalized doggy mat of your dreams. Summer Cartwright,, 22 July 2021 All aspects suggested that this mountain lion was unstoppable and had become possessed with the intent of taking her much-loved doggy. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Its idea of a nefarious character is a spoiled doggy who steals from a picnic basket. Neal Justin, Star Tribune, 7 Jan. 2021 In addition to being introduced to BootayBag, Scott and the sharks are pitched portable oatmeal balls GoOats, biodegradable doggy clean up Pooch Paper and P-nuff Crunch, a snack made with peanuts, navy beans, and brown rice. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 23 Oct. 2020 The home includes a second living area/media/game room, four bedrooms with en suite baths and an expansive utility room with a custom doggy shower. Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Ditch the water dishes that are prone to spilling and add a doggy water bottle to your packing list instead. Carly Kulzer,, 7 June 2022 Snoop Dogg won’t be bringing his doggy style to Australia later this year as planned. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 30 May 2022 The event allows visitors and their doggy friends to experience the attraction, which features mind-bending backdrops and funky hands-on activities. Dewayne Bevil,, 7 Apr. 2022 Dodgy doggy ads, low turnout numbers and two really bad candidates are among the winners and losers on Tuesday Zepnick's announcement leaves one seat on the Milwaukee County Board unsettled after Tuesday's election. Vanessa Swales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2022 After Taku dominated their third challenge in a row (their only setback coming when Omar's doggy paddle kept pushing his key farther away in the water), Vati came back on the fish puzzle to overtake Ika. Dalton Ross,, 31 Mar. 2022 According to Ring, a home security company known for their doorbell cameras, one of their doorbell camera recently captured a canine who escaped from a doggy daycare near Lenexa, Kansas. Kelli Bender,, 30 Mar. 2022 Luckily, Megan Jones, who owns the dog boutique Furever Fab, had doggy snacks on hand. Marvin Joseph, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2022 Similarly, Hatchett notes the appeal of a doggy daycare en route to work or a nearby vet, particularly for aging pets. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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More Definitions for doggy


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

Kids Definition of doggy

: a usually small or young dog

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