dog·​house | \ ˈdȯg-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce doghouse (audio) \

Definition of doghouse

1 : a shelter for a dog
2 : a state of disfavor often used in the phrase in the doghouse

Examples of doghouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story behind the doghouse is just as adorable as the structure itself. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 June 2022 Last week’s episode saw John and Kayce forced to deal with newcomers in town, Lloyd in the doghouse with Rip and Jamie seeking information about his father. Ben Flanagan |, al, 5 Dec. 2021 Wall Street — the home of short-term thinking — has had Cheniere Energy in its doghouse for many years. Moneyshow, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Why is the doghouse, which is made of pressed wood with a very rusty tin roof, more valuable than the meteorite itself? CNN, 23 Feb. 2022 Simply generating the content and then adding it into the final piece can land you in Google’s doghouse, so keep that in mind. Randy Soderman, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Around the four-minute mark of the first quarter, Osman popped off the bench, out of Bickerstaff’s doghouse, and calmly strolled to the scorer’s table. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 1 Apr. 2022 Meanwhile, China's regulators aren't letting Ant, Alibaba, or the two companies' charismatic founder out of the doghouse. Clay Chandler, Fortune, 14 Apr. 2022 The receiver who had an attention-grabbing A-Day game a year ago before making a few big plays in January’s national title game had been in and out of the doghouse in his one Alabama season. Michael Casagrande |, al, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of doghouse

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of doghouse was in 1594

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3 Jul 2022

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“Doghouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for doghouse


dog·​house | \ ˈdȯg-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce doghouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of doghouse

: a shelter for a dog
in the doghouse
: in trouble over some wrongdoing

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Nglish: Translation of doghouse for Spanish Speakers


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