Definition of doggy in English:


adjectivedoggiest, doggier

  • 1Of or like a dog.

    ‘his doggy brown eyes’
    ‘doggy smells’
    • ‘So they endure, assuming in their deepest doggy subconscious that whatever we abide for them is what is to be abided.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An investment in deodorant to counter doggy pong is a wise and indeed a noble investment.’
    • ‘That constitutes a very successful doggy life in my book.’
    • ‘One in four respondents wanted to rid doggy smells from their car.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Using their doggy database, geneticists will soon have a blueprint they hope will allow ‘imperfections’ in dogs' DNA to be ironed out.’
    • ‘Because of this disappointing doggy drop-out rate, packs of canines must be trained to yield a single seeing-eye dog.’
    • ‘We told him he was going to Doggyfest and he was excited to see his doggy friends.’
    • ‘These would be connected via satellite to a central database of doggy DNA.’
    • ‘I miss his little doggy nose, his floppy ears, and his teeny head.’
    • ‘Blind dogs can lead active and fulfilling doggy lives.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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.’

nounPlural doggies

  • A child's word for a dog.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Very young kids might think its a game of make-believe pretending to be sleeping doggies, lions and snakes.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Time to go home and read up on the doggie's adventures for today.’
    • ‘‘Who will look after the doggie when you are not in station,’ she asks the little girl.’
    hound, canine, mongrel, cur, tyke
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