American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small shelter for a dog.
- idiom. in the doghouse Slang In great disfavor or trouble.
- n. Any small house or structure or enclosure used to house a dog.
- n. A structure of small size, similar to that of a dog-house, but offering useful shelter for a human.
- n. Mechanically, an equipment cover with an opening, with a shape resembling a doghouse.
- n. nautical A difficult or demoralizing situation.
- n. outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog
- n. an idiomatic term for being in disfavor
- dog + house (Wiktionary)
“Earlier this week, the incomparable Michael Farber of Sports Illustraded asked Jacques Martin whether he would use the term doghouse to describe his approach to an out-of-favour player.”
“LONDON, Ontario, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Canadian man raising funds for the humane society in London, Ontario, is living in a rooftop tent he calls a doghouse in harsh winter weather.”
“Shulz has said that the strip changed dramatically once he started drawing Snoopy’s doghouse from the side: Snoopy practically took over.”
“Propped up inside the doghouse was the body of a golden re - triever, or what remained of it.”
“The plain truth about you at the moment is that you are in the doghouse, which is a very appropriate place for you, now I come to think of it.”
“Inside the doghouse was a leg of caribou or some sort of animal bone, she said.”
“Also in the doghouse is the US Chamber of Commerce, which Obama aides have branded as representing "special interests" and a Bush agenda.”
“He has no doghouse, which is why umpire Ed Rapuano told the Associated Press about the manager who has been tossed more times than anybody in history, "You could toss him, but the next day all was forgotten.”
“An international team has carried out the study and found that the penitent expressions which some believe that they can spot on their dogs 'faces after they banish them to the doghouse is a figment of their imagination.”
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