mog·​gy ˈmä-gē How to pronounce moggy (audio)
variants or less commonly moggie
plural moggies
: cat

Examples of moggy in a Sentence

an unattached schoolteacher who lives in a London flat with a moggy as her only companion
Recent Examples on the Web Trucker reunited with cat A US trucker was reunited with his cat after the moggy fled from his vehicle during a pit stop at a truck stop in Nevada. Chas Newkey-Burden, The Week Uk, theweek, 9 Jan. 2024 Diodorus Siculus, a Greek author who wrote in the first century A.D., recounts the tale of a Roman soldier who made the mistake of killing a sacred moggy in Egypt. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2022

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Word History


probably from Moggy, from Mog, nickname from the name Margaret

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of moggy was circa 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Moggy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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