dog·​house ˈdȯg-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce doghouse (audio)
: a shelter for a dog
: a state of disfavor
often used in the phrase in the doghouse

Examples of doghouse in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Doghouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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dog·​house ˈdȯg-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce doghouse (audio)
: a shelter for a dog

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