Definition of dogship in US English:

dogship

noun

  • With possessive adjective, as his dogship, your dogship, etc.: a mock complimentary or respectful designation for a dog.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Webster (d. ?1638), poet and playwright. From dog + -ship, after lordship, etc.

Pronunciation

dogship

/ˈdɒɡʃɪp/