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moggy

[mog-ee] /ˈmɒg i/
noun, plural moggies. British Informal.
1.
a cat.
Also, mog.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; said to be orig. Cockney; supposed derivations from dial. (W Midlands) Moggy pet name for a calf, or from personal name Maggie, are dubious
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moggy

/ˈmɒɡɪ/
noun (pl) moggies
1.
(Brit) a slang name for cat1 (sense 1) Sometimes shortened to mog
Word Origin
C20: of dialect origin, originally a pet name for a cow
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