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  • n. a domestic non-pedigree (mongrel) cat
  • n. the moorhen.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

In sense “mongrel cat”, 1911, of Unknown origin, possibly Cockney. Possibly derived from maggie, margie or mog, all short forms of the female name Margaret.


  • But... for your kitty can I suggest "Mog" short for moggy, which is another British word for cat; Mog is and also the name of a character in a series of kids' books, "Meg and Mog" by Jan Pienkowski.

    N.D.Y., cats and the name game.

  • To save yourself the embarrassment of using the "p-word"'over there', you could get by with "moggy", I think.

    Rachel Lucas

  • This dog is obviously a young criminal pooch mastermind testing our responce times before he goes on a moggy killing spree, lets hope its not near the campus at Coventry or we will never catch him in a golf buggie.

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  • You made me laugh so loudly my poor moggy that WAS sat is the other side of the room and not impressed!! on March 11, 2010 at 11: 38 pm busybizzie

    Oh How We Laughed……But Not Too Loudly. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Buford Pusser was a black and white moggy, and my Gpa used to tell daring tales of his adventures.

    Naming Rights « Write Anything

  • The tidiest wing performance of the day came in West Ham's 1-0 win over Barnsley: a plucky, startled moggy somehow finding itself inside Upton Park, running the length of the pitch, doing a few step-overs then disappearing into the crowd.

    Saturday Sundae: Jordan Rhodes's four-midable form continues

  • One Response to “Stepping barefoot on an earthworm” moggy Says:

    Stepping barefoot on an earthworm

  • (I knew you were nothing but a flea-bitten mite-eared, worm-tailed moggy from the first time I saw you.) \par (That's no way to treat one of your ancestors,) Grimalkin squawled in protest.


  • Thank you, moggy, for raising this important point here.

    Stair Master

  • Just dropping a line here to say that the link moggy provides above to "conversation on institutions" is well worth reading.



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  • A rather soggy cat.

    July 31, 2008

  • Somebody's Moggy by the side of the road

    Somebody's pussy who forgot his highway code

    Someone's favorite feline who ran clean out of luck

    When he ran onto the road and tried to argue with a truck

    Yesterday he purred and played in his pussy paradise

    Decapitating tweetybirds and masticating mice

    Now he's just 6 lbs of raw minced meat that don't smell very nice

    He's nobody's Moggy now

    Oh you who love your pussy be sure to keep him in

    Don't let him argue with a truck the truck is bound to win

    And upon the busy road don't let him play or frolic

    If you do I'm warning you it could be CAT-ostrophic

    If he plays out on the roadway I'm afraid that will be that

    There'll be one last despairing MEOW and a sort of squelchy SPLAT

    And your pussy will be slightly dead and very, very flat

    He's nobody's Moggy

    Just red and squashed and soggy

    He's Nobody's Moggy now

    - Eric Bogle

    July 31, 2008

  • Funny. My dad had a cat named "Milky" and was too small to be able to pronounce its name properly, so he called it "Mooky."

    July 25, 2007

  • Cat (or kitty) A word I learned from and Eric Bogle song

    July 25, 2007