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or dogey, dogy

[doh-gee] /ˈdoʊ gi/
noun, Western U.S.
a motherless calf in a cattle herd.
Origin of dogie
1885-90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Riding for a dogie outfit was a hard life, but one could always get a laugh out of it somehow.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for dogie


noun (pl) -gies, -geys
(Western US & Canadian) a motherless calf
Word Origin
C19: from dough-guts, because they were fed on flour and water paste
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Word Origin and History for dogie

"motherless calf in a herd," 1887, cowboy slang, of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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A motherless calf in a herd; bum1 (1888+ Cowboys)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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