Definition of doggy in English:



  • 1Of or like a dog.

    ‘his doggy brown eyes’
    ‘doggy smells’
    • ‘At the Spring Fair, there will be many attractions, (besides the dogs,) including stalls selling doggy objects, bric-a-brac, cakes, plus face painting, tombola and raffles.’
    • ‘It stands in that wistfully earnest doggy way that you see them doing as they wait on the footpath outside the fish and chip shop.’
    • ‘I mean, he's cute and all that, a fat little ball of fur waddling about, but his doggy IQ leaves a bit to be desired.’
    • ‘Using their doggy database, geneticists will soon have a blueprint they hope will allow ‘imperfections’ in dogs' DNA to be ironed out.’
    • ‘We told him he was going to Doggyfest and he was excited to see his doggy friends.’
    • ‘An investment in deodorant to counter doggy pong is a wise and indeed a noble investment.’
    • ‘One in four respondents wanted to rid doggy smells from their car.’
    • ‘Blind dogs can lead active and fulfilling doggy lives.’
    • ‘The previous owners obviously had a dog as it left it's indelible smell on the living room carpet (I'm talking about that wet doggy type smell you understand).’
    • ‘These would be connected via satellite to a central database of doggy DNA.’
    • ‘We had a fright six months ago, when we thought he had cancer, but it turned out to be a rare doggy form of malaria he'd picked up in France.’
    • ‘So they endure, assuming in their deepest doggy subconscious that whatever we abide for them is what is to be abided.’
    • ‘Because of this disappointing doggy drop-out rate, packs of canines must be trained to yield a single seeing-eye dog.’
    • ‘I miss his little doggy nose, his floppy ears, and his teeny head.’
    • ‘That constitutes a very successful doggy life in my book.’
    1. 1.1informal Fond of dogs.
      ‘it was a doggy household’
      • ‘Gosh, I thought, unjustly as it turned out, I thought all these doggy people were more sporting than that.’


  • A child's word for a dog.

    • ‘Time to go home and read up on the doggie's adventures for today.’
    • ‘It was just that from the time her father had said the name reminded him of a pet doggie, she'd insisted that everyone that she met after call her Liv.’
    • ‘In the window of the store, I saw the doggie in the window.’
    • ‘Go and visit the little doggie, and be sure to leave him a bone or two.’
    • ‘Very young kids might think its a game of make-believe pretending to be sleeping doggies, lions and snakes.’
    • ‘But first, let's run that clip of the cute seven year old who called 911 when her doggie fell in the pool.’
    • ‘‘Who will look after the doggie when you are not in station,’ she asks the little girl.’
    • ‘They don't bark or threaten anyone who comes close to the truck, unless that person is stupid enough to put their arm inside the truck ‘to pet the doggies.’’
    • ‘Read to him, get him a exersaucer and put him in it to play on his own, sit on your front porch and watch the world go by, talking to him about doggies, people, cars, trees, etc.’
    hound, canine, mongrel, cur, tyke
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