Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dog, especially a small one.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or suggestive of a dog; doggish.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun informal terms for dogs

Etymologies

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From dog +‎ -y (“diminutive suffix”).

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