from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A squalid tavern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Doggish conduct; mean, low, or worthless character; quackery.
  • n. A low drinking-house; a groggery.


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  • It seemed that an altercation had arisen at the grocery (fashionably called doggery), between a son of the defendant and the schoolmaster, which led to the shooting of the pistol by the younger F. at the aforesaid Thomas, as the said

    The flush times of Alabama and Mississippi : a series of sketches,

  • With all the seriousness naturally to be elicited by a responsible mission, I mounted Chaos, and started at a speed that beplastered the skeleton houses on each side of the way with mud, heaving a delectable morsel, as I passed the "doggery," full in the mouth of a picayune demagogue, who, viewing the political sky with open mouth, was vociferating vehemently on the merits of his side.

    Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana "Swamp Doctor"

  • A staid, quiet, moral and intelligent community have supplied the place of many of the early settlers "who left their country for their country's good;" and churches, school-houses and Lodges now are prominent where the "doggery" made wild work with "the peace and dignity of the State," and the respectability and decency of particular individuals.

    The flush times of Alabama and Mississippi : a series of sketches,

  • He dressed as a townsman; he frequented the poolroom and Gatty's doggery.

    David Lannarck, Midget An Adventure Story

  • Nevertheless, I will endeavor to bring together in this paper such stray reminiscences of doggery in general as may occur to me while I write, illustrating the subject, as I proceed, with occasional passages from the careers, of humble, but eccentric individuals of the race.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • In the meantime Professor Darlington Ruggles made his way to another part of the city, not far from the river, and met a man in a dingy basement room at the rear of a low doggery.

    Dyke Darrel the Railroad Detective Or, The Crime of the Midnight Express

  • Is it not a fact that the worst brand of "fighting booze" is dispensed at the illicit doggery?

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • He gave me his bunk last night and betook himself to the sleeping camp, which bears also the opprobrious name of "the doggery."

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • (There were two or three sleeping-rooms of a kind in that ` ` hotel, '' but it was rather a saloon of the species known as ` ` doggery. '') ` ` Yes, it was in the hotel that I got my start.

    The Price She Paid.

  • He retained ownership of the doggery, but took his name down and put up that of his barkeeper.

    The Conflict


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  • There's much to amuse in a doggery:

    There's laughter and loud pettifoggery,

    Displays oratorical,

    And often an oracle

    To offer the kennel an augury.

    November 17, 2015

  • A speakeasy. Seen here.

    June 3, 2009