Doggish Dog"gish, a. Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal. -- {Dog"gish*ly}, adv. -- {Dog"gish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • doggish — adjective a) currish, resembling a mongrel dog, notably in his worst qualities Drop trou, bad pup, such doggish mischief deserves a spanking on the bare! b) stylish in a showy way Syn: doggy …   Wiktionary

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  • doggish — adjective Date: 15th century 1. canine 2. stylish in a showy way • doggishly adverb • doggishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doggish — dog·gish || dÉ’gɪʃ adj. brutal; like a dog …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • doggish — dog·gish …   English syllables

  • doggish — dog•gish [[t]ˈdɔ gɪʃ, ˈdɒg ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) like a dog; canine 2) surly; mean 3) stylish and showy • Etymology: 1350–1400 dog′gish•ly, adv. dog′gish•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • doggish — /ˈdɒgɪʃ/ (say dogish) adjective 1. canine. 2. surly. –doggishly, adverb –doggishness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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