American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A female lover; a mistress.
- n. Slang A sexually promiscuous woman.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mistress; a sweetheart; generally, in a bad sense, a paramour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart.
- n. a woman who cohabits with an important man
- From -doxy in orthodoxy, heterodoxy etc. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from obsolete Dutch docke, doll. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Orthodoxy, my lord, is _my doxy_, and heterodoxy is _another man's_ doxy.”
“Thus I perceived that every cock of the game used to call his doxy his hatchet; for with that same tool”
“Gervase preferred a more refined kind of doxy, but he hadn't had a woman in weeks and this one was clearly available and willing.”
“Now I have a 'doxy' (as Warburton called it), that there is no exercise of the mind so little profitable to the mind as the study of languages.”
“Of course, we did not understand one-half of it, and I remember that we tried in vain to get an explanation of the frequently recurring word "doxy"; but we laughed till we cried at what we did understand.”
“A prelate of the present day has discovered, it seems, a _third_ kind of doxy, which has not greatly exalted in the eyes of the elect that which Bentham calls "Church-of-Englandism.”
“The dictionary defines "doxy" as a lover or mistress, so it's not surprising that the new”
“doxy', a couple of peasants drinking together, and Jan (or, in diminutive form, Jasiek), a youth who has just escaped from a prison to which he had been sentenced for an attack, under great provocation, on”
“You know, like the ones you and my brothers bestow willy-nilly on every taproom maid, doxy, and opera dancer in your acquaintance.”
“How could she leave without knowing for sure if Giles was here consorting with some doxy?”
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