Definition of moggie in English:


(also moggy)


  • A cat, typically one that does not have a pedigree or is otherwise unremarkable.

    ‘I have three other cats (two moggies and one Bengal/Tonkinese cross)’
    • ‘It was a clean sweep in the luck stakes for an adventurous moggy who survived getting stuck in a chimney - for four weeks’
    • ‘Back in the studio the tower is edited out so that the moggy is seen to effortlessly make the daring rooftop leap.’
    • ‘He absolutely loved his moggies and he was one of the only people in the UK to successfully breed piranhas.’
    • ‘Then on New Year's Eve she picked up the Evening News and was stunned to see a moggy she is sure is Jazzy making the headlines.’
    • ‘He indicates the tough-looking moggy lying on his study floor.’
    • ‘The little moggy, who is believed to be between two or three years old was found in the Parks area by a RSPCA collection officer.’
    • ‘But the adventurous moggy did not want to come down, and proceeded to play a game of cat and mouse with its pursuer.’
    • ‘The worried animal-lover contacted the RSPCA hoping it would be able to send an officer to help capture the rogue moggy.’
    • ‘True, Leroy is more of a small leopard than a domestic moggy, but surely these three moggies could outflank him and make him overextend his supply chain or something.’
    • ‘They were too big to be from an ordinary moggy and there were marks from the animal's claws.’
    • ‘The moggy looked up at me gratefully - well, in so far as cats ever look grateful for anything - and there, hanging from its collar, was the fourth ring.’
    • ‘The owner scooted over from doing his genial rounds of the table and scooped up the hapless moggy, depositing him safely but unceremoniously on the street outside.’
    • ‘Boots the marmalade moggie got his marching orders from the Rose And Crown when he popped in for a beer.’
    • ‘She quickly alerted the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, which used air bags to elevate the vehicle in order to pull out the stricken moggy.’
    • ‘But the moggy could soon be purring with pleasure if it wins the final of the ultimate survivor category of the Rescue Cat of the Year Award.’
    • ‘Hoping to reunite the poor moggy with its owners the Croydon Guardian ran a story of his plight in last week's edition.’
    • ‘After three months of much-needed TLC, Monty the moggy is on the prowl for a new home.’
    • ‘The mischievous moggy has been bringing home the wool from an unknown source for the past six months.’
    • ‘The RSPCA officer cut the soggy moggy free from a bramble bush after she was found by workmen in the area.’
    • ‘Just as eight out of ten cats may prefer a particular brand of cat food, you will never know whether your moggy is going to be the one that is going to balk at the sight of it.’


Late 17th century: variant of Maggie, pet form of the given name Margaret.