Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place fit only for dogs; a vile, mean habitation or apartment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hole or kennel for a dog; a place fit only for dogs; a vile habitation.

Etymologies

dog +‎ hole (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Murmuring very low in the rhythmical tone of one oppressed by the air, Mrs. Flushing began to wonder where they were to sleep, for they could not sleep downstairs, they could not sleep in a doghole smelling of oil, they could not sleep on deck, they could not sleep — She yawned profoundly.

    The Voyage Out

  • Adventure lurks in every nook an 'slough an' doghole on the bay.

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • ‘I wish you had had my dreams when I first came to this doghole, and tried to sleep among the dry seaweed.

    Chapter XXXIV

  • Murmuring very low in the rhythmical tone of one oppressed by the air, Mrs. Flushing began to wonder where they were to sleep, for they could not sleep downstairs, they could not sleep in a doghole smelling of oil, they could not sleep on deck, they could not sleep -- She yawned profoundly.

    The Voyage Out

  • "Into the doghole with him!" the warden commanded.

    When Egypt Went Broke

  • He continued to watch the man until the narrow door which opened from the yard, admitting to the doghole cells, swallowed up the convict and his guard.

    When Egypt Went Broke

  • 'Get him out of this furnace and that doghole of a room,' said the doctor.

    The History of David Grieve

  • Upon which the noble Olaf sank dead; and forever quitted this doghole of a world, -- little worthy of such men as Olaf one sometimes thinks.

    Early Kings of Norway

  • With lands and gardens, at lefs price than here You hire a darkfome doghole by the year.

    The Works of the English Poets

  • But why did you lead me such a dance, and get me lost in that unconscionable doghole of a wilderness? "

    A Pessimist In Theory and Practice

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