One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of or like a dog.
- ‘The new guy looks the class over then grins a doggish half smirk and practically declaring himself as the new class hotty he says.’
- ‘Tough to break down and doggish in their efforts, they took the Kingdom to a replay before eventually losing out 2-9 to 3-10.’
- ‘The artist used bravura painterly techniques to depict comic-book-style characters, many of whom had buck-toothed, doggish muzzles and half-rounded, Mickey-like eyes.’
- ‘Jesse gave me an insulted look, as though he was hurt by my thinking he would do something so doggish, and he grabbed a chip, leaving me impatiently waiting for an explanation.’
- ‘The man moved his head slightly so I could make out a brown doggish snout and a black nose.’
- ‘If Tristan doesn't have the guts to tell Sherri what kind of doggish deed he's been up to, then you should definitely forget him.’
- ‘The woman was too deep in thought to even consider what the doggish creature was doing.’
- ‘The moonlight lay sprawled across the jackal's face as he spoke with a growl, a doggish snarl.’
- ‘The creature cocked his entire head, another doggish gesture that was somewhat endearing.’
- ‘But April was thinking of other things as she walked up to a large, bluish-gray, chimera-like bird with doggish ears and hawk wings.’
- 1.1archaic (of a person) having the bad qualities of a dog, especially by being bad-tempered or snappish.
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