dogie

dogie

[doh-gee]
noun Western U.S.
a motherless calf in a cattle herd.
Also, dogey, dogy.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie

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dogie, dogy or dogey (ˈdəʊɡɪ)
 
n , pl -gies, -geys
(Western US), (Canadian) a motherless calf
 
[C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste]
 
dogy, dogy or dogey
 
n
 
[C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste]
 
dogey, dogy or dogey
 
n
 
[C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste]

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dogie
"motherless calf in a herd," 1888, cowboy slang.
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