Definition of doghouse
1 : a shelter for a dog
2 : a state of disfavor —often used in the phrase in the doghouse
Recent Examples of doghouse from the Web
Zenner's big games came against two of the NFC's best teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, while Washington had 64 yards rushing on 16 carries against the Chicago Bears before tumbling into the doghouse.
Deputy D.A.’s who didn’t pursue harsh enough sentences or lost too often at trial were exiled to the age-old prosecutor doghouse: juvenile court.
Edmondson, meanwhile, is reportedly in the doghouse with pregnant fiancée Jenna Ross over the incident.
A seventh-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, Graovac ultimately played himself into coach Bruce Boudreau’s doghouse by the end of the season and was sent down to the minors.
Concentrate chemical insecticidal treatments on grassy areas, low bushes, near doghouses, and other potential chigger populations.
The Paris decision is seen as a victory, and a return to White House influence, for chief strategist Steve Bannon, who had been in Trump’s doghouse for the last few weeks because the president was jealous of his rising fame.
In 1956, Jim Berger (son of Bob Berger, for whom Wright designed a house) wrote to Wright asking for a design for a doghouse for his dog, Eddie.
That initial doghouse was destroyed, but last year, Jim built another one based off Wright’s original plans.
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First Known Use of doghouse
DOGHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doghouse for English Language Learners
: an outdoor shelter with a roof for a dog
DOGHOUSE Defined for Kids
Definition of doghouse for Students
: a shelter for a dog
in the doghouse
: in trouble over some wrongdoing
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