doghole

noun

1
: a place fit only for dogs
2
: a mean miserable abode
3
: a small opening (as in a mine)
4
West : a small inlet on the coast where ships tie up in order to load lumber

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of doghole was in the 15th century

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“Doghole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doghole. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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