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doxy1

or doxie

[dok-see] /ˈdɒk si/
noun, plural doxies.
1.
opinion; doctrine.
2.
religious views.
Origin of doxy1
1720-1730
1720-30; extracted from heterodoxy, orthodoxy
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  • I know you've got 'em, and I can run you if I try, and then what will your doxie think of you!

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  • To send the audience away in a good humour he is reprieved at the last moment and rejoins his doxie in a dance.

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British Dictionary definitions for doxie

doxy1

/ˈdɒksɪ/
noun (pl) doxies
1.
opinion or doctrine, esp concerning religious matters
Word Origin
C18: independent use of -doxy as in orthodoxy, heterodoxy

doxy2

/ˈdɒksɪ/
noun (pl) doxies
1.
(archaic, slang) a prostitute or mistress
Word Origin
C16: probably from Middle Flemish docke doll; compare Middle Dutch docke doll
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Word Origin and History for doxie

doxy

n.

"rogue's girlfriend," 1520s, slang, of unknown origin (cf. dell (2)). Liberman says it is probably from Low German dokke "doll," "with the deterioration of meaning from 'sweetheart' and 'wench' to 'whore.'"

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