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dogy

[doh-gee] /ˈdoʊ gi/
noun, plural dogies.
1.

dogie

or dogey, dogy

[doh-gee] /ˈdoʊ gi/
noun, Western U.S.
1.
a motherless calf in a cattle herd.
Origin of dogie
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; origin obscure; alleged to be doughg(uts) + -ie
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Examples from the Web for dogy
Historical Examples
  • And like the dogy, I didn't run across anything that looked natural or inviting.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • Do you think for a minute we can stop to drive a dogy all the way to Grub Stake?

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
  • Mrs. Elkins, havin' pulled him through his own dogy stage, dropped out of the cow business, an' devoted herself to kids.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for dogy

dogy

/ˈdəʊɡɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
a variant spelling of dogie

dogie

/ˈdəʊɡɪ/
noun (pl) -gies, -geys
1.
(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 dogy

dogie

n.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for dogy

dogie

noun

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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