leppy
leppy leppy n. A motherless calf in a range herd of cattle. [Western U. S.]

Syn: dogie, dogy, dogey. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • leppy — noun A young animal, particularly a cow or bull, a lamb, or a colt, which has been abandoned or orphaned. When those big bands take off, the mares never come back for those leppies. We were branding one time and saw a little bunch move out and a… …   Wiktionary

  • leppy — /lep ee/, n., pl. leppies. Western U.S. an unbranded or motherless calf; maverick. [1935 40; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • leppy — (lepe [lépe] < lépero [lépero], of uncertain origin; probably derived by process of epenthesis from lepra leprosy or from English leper)    Carlisle: 1923. According to Hendrickson, a motherless calf, or by extension, an orphaned lamb or colt …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • leppy — lep·py …   English syllables

  • leppy — noun motherless calf in a range herd of cattle • Syn: ↑dogie, ↑dogy • Hypernyms: ↑calf * * * ˈlepē noun ( es) Etymology: origin unknown chiefly West …   Useful english dictionary

  • dogey — do gey (d[=o] g[=e]), n. a motherless calf in a range herd of cattle. [Also spelled {dogy} and {dogie}.] Syn: leppy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogey — dogie do gie (d[=o] g[=e]), n. a motherless calf in a range herd of cattle. [Also spelled {dogy} and {dogey}.] Syn: leppy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogey — dogy do gy (d[=o] g[=e]), n. a motherless calf in a range herd of cattle. [Also spelled {dogey} and {dogie}.] Syn: leppy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogie — dogey do gey (d[=o] g[=e]), n. a motherless calf in a range herd of cattle. [Also spelled {dogy} and {dogie}.] Syn: leppy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogie — do gie (d[=o] g[=e]), n. a motherless calf in a range herd of cattle. [Also spelled {dogy} and {dogey}.] Syn: leppy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”