doggy


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doggy

a small dog
Not to be confused with:
dogie or dogy – a stray or motherless calf
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dog·gy

 (dô′gē, dŏg′ē)
adj. dog·gi·er, dog·gi·est
Of, relating to, or suggestive of a dog; doggish.
n. pl. dog·gies
Variant of doggie.
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doggy

(ˈdɒɡɪ) or

doggie

n, pl -gies
(Animals) a children's word for a dog
adj
1. of, like, or relating to a dog
2. fond of dogs
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dog•gy1

or dog•gie

(ˈdɔ gi, ˈdɒg i)

n., pl. -gies.
1. a small dog or a puppy.
2. a pet term for any dog.
[1815–25]

dog•gy2

or dog•gie

(ˈdɔ gi, ˈdɒg i)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
1. of or pertaining to a dog.
2. pretentious; ostentatious.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doggy - informal terms for dogsdoggy - informal terms for dogs    
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
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Translations
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doggy

[ˈdɒgɪ]
A. N (baby talk) → perrito m
to have sex doggy fashionhacer el amor al estilo perrito
B. CPD doggy bag Nbolsita f con los restos de la comida (en restaurante)
doggy paddle Nbraza f de perro
see also doggy-paddle
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

doggy

doggie [ˈdɒgɪ] n (fam) → cane m, cagnolino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
You must gain its approbation before they will even listen to you, and if, as is highly probable, the animal, whose frank, doggy nature has been warped by the unnatural treatment he has received, responds to your overtures of friendship by viciously snapping at you, your cause is lost forever.
Jerry had never forgotten the ecstasy of the hair, unmistakably doggy in scent, which had filled his mouth at his one successful nip.
So he finally quieted down, like a wise doggy, deciding there were too many foxes in Foxville to fight at one time.
The pair, who run Diamond Doggy Care, were asked to pay a whopping PS2,000 after their stickers were discovered on lamp-posts, bins and the Sefton Park boat lake sign.
But thousands of people thronged Bught Park in the Highland capital yesterday to continue celebrating Inverness gala weekend which featured the inaugural Ruff Ness - billed as the world's first-ever doggy Highland games.
THERE were plenty of "sausages" but no chips at a special doggy cafe in Birmingham.
Doggy Mcdogface had to work a little harder in heat two but ultimately proved too strong for his rivals.
The Doggy Dash for Life is in its seventh year and will be staged at Beaumont Park on June 2.
Nowhere is this more evident than at the world's most prestigious canine show, Crufts, where the great and the good of the doggy world strut their stuff and compete for the best in show.
IT'S a place that has already hosted a number of events for canines but a Newcastle bar is upping the ante this weekend with a Doggy Disco.
A STRAY pooch who was VIP for a day at a recently-opened doggy cafe has found a new home in time for Christmas.
Charmingly written by Derek Taylor Kent and colorfully illustrated by the Lynx Animation Studios, "Doggy Claus / Perro Noel" is a new bilingual (English/Spanish) Christmas holiday tale about Santa's dog named Jingle.