doghouse

noun
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

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Though Facebook could use some non-Facebook content properties on which to serve ads to Facebook users, Mark Zuckerberg is in the doghouse with investors right now. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "CBS Scandal Is Neatly Timed," 31 July 2018 After finding herself in hot water with the former Countess over her friendship with de Lesseps’ ex Tom D’Agostino, Singer was once again back in the doghouse on Wednesday’s all-new Real Housewives of New York City. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Luann de Lesseps Lashes Out at 'She-Devil' Ramona Singer Over Post-Rehab Instagram Photo," 27 June 2018 The parks offer obstacle courses and a two-story doghouse for small dogs to explore. Ingrid Wilgen, San Antonio Express-News, "Dog parks offer off-leash time and a place to play," 11 June 2018 With each major movie studio showing off their wares for the year ahead, which dog came out on top and who's in the doghouse? Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "The mighty movie winners (Tom Cruise, 'A Star Is Born') and losers ('Solo') at CinemaCon," 27 Apr. 2018 There’s one rather large bunny — much bigger than the farm’s cats — who has his own doghouse-sized retreat in a fenced area. Nancy Coltun Webster, chicagotribune.com, "Nature fun abounds at The Children’s Farm, Little Red Schoolhouse," 13 May 2018 Dogs used to live mostly outside, often confined to a kennel or tied to a doghouse. Lauren Ritchie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake up next to shut down retail stores selling puppies, and Orange should do it too," 4 May 2018 Our chemical-free pest control includes everything from a nearby doghouse to aluminum pie-tins tied to stakes to rattle in the wind as a means to frighten away cottontail offenders. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Carrots are a colorful ingredient addition for any season," 30 Mar. 2018 Even the unexpected is accounted for – with Edsall, for example, leaving at least 30 minutes unoccupied each week so in-the-doghouse players can pull weighted sleds at 6 a.m. without surpassing the NCAA’s 20-hour weekly work limit. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Behind The Scenes With Randy Edsall: Inside Look At A Football Coach Rebuilding UConn Program," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of doghouse

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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doghouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of doghouse

US : an outdoor shelter with a roof for a dog

doghouse

noun
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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