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dogdom

[dawg-duh m, dog-] /ˈdɔg dəm, ˈdɒg-/
noun
1.
the category of all dogs.
2.
the state of being a dog.
3.
those people, collectively, who are interested in dogs.
Origin of dogdom
1850-1855
1850-55; dog + -dom
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  • The poor chap gradually dropped down to the lowest state of dogdom, and his case seemed hopeless.

    Nuggets of the New Thought William Walker Atkinson,
  • He has a long pedigree, a crooked tail and the drollest "phiz" in dogdom.

    Story of My Life Helen Keller
  • There was no cunning about the fellow, and I fancy that in dogdom he was reckoned something of a fool.

    Windfalls (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • He is the Paquin of dogdom, and let no one think that he is not an artist.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • Each seems to think his place is best, the leader especially being particularly proud of his honored position in "dogdom."

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • Who could tell what new scourge this was that dogdom had to contend with?

    When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan
  • A more motley collection could not have been found in dogdom.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • For Wigglesworth is the acme, the ultimate perfection of dogdom.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • They are large, and of every color known to dogdom, the malamutes predominating.

    Alaska Ella Higginson

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