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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dog, especially a small one.
  • adj. Of or suggestive of a dog; doggish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dog, especially a small one.
  • n. doggy style
  • adj. Suggesting of, or in the manner of a dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Doggish; currish.
  • n. A little dog: a pet term for a dog.
  • n. In coal-mining, the overlooker or “boss” of a certain number of men and boys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. informal terms for dogs


From dog +‎ -y (“diminutive suffix”). (Wiktionary)



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