moggy

noun

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

Example Sentences

an unattached schoolteacher who lives in a London flat with a moggy as her only companion

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near moggy

Cite this Entry

“Moggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moggy. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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