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1Of or like a dog.‘his doggy brown eyes’‘doggy smells’
- ‘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).’
- ‘One in four respondents wanted to rid doggy smells from their car.’
- ‘Blind dogs can lead active and fulfilling doggy lives.’
- ‘Using their doggy database, geneticists will soon have a blueprint they hope will allow ‘imperfections’ in dogs' DNA to be ironed out.’
- ‘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 miss his little doggy nose, his floppy ears, and his teeny head.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That constitutes a very successful doggy life in my book.’
- ‘Because of this disappointing doggy drop-out rate, packs of canines must be trained to yield a single seeing-eye dog.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These would be connected via satellite to a central database of doggy DNA.’
- ‘So they endure, assuming in their deepest doggy subconscious that whatever we abide for them is what is to be abided.’
- ‘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.’
- 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.
hound, canine, mongrel, cur, tykeView synonyms
- ‘‘Who will look after the doggie when you are not in station,’ she asks the little girl.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Very young kids might think its a game of make-believe pretending to be sleeping doggies, lions and snakes.’
- ‘Time to go home and read up on the doggie's adventures for today.’
- ‘In the window of the store, I saw the doggie in the window.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘But first, let's run that clip of the cute seven year old who called 911 when her doggie fell in the pool.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Go and visit the little doggie, and be sure to leave him a bone or two.’
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