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 (dô′gĭsh, dŏg′ĭsh)
1. Relating to or suggestive of a dog.
2. Surly; gruff.
3. Informal Showily stylish.

dog′gish·ly adv.
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1. (Zoology) of or like a dog
2. surly; snappish
ˈdoggishly adv
ˈdoggishness n
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(ˈdɔ gɪʃ, ˈdɒg ɪʃ)

1. like a dog; canine.
2. surly; mean.
3. stylish and showy.
dog′gish•ly, adv.
dog′gish•ness, n.
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