moggy
also moggie noun (plural moggies) Etymology: probably from Moggy, from Mog, nickname from the name Margaret Date: circa 1911 British cat

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  • moggy — /mog ee/, n., pl. moggies. Brit. Informal. a cat. Also, mog. [1815 25; said to be orig. Cockney; supposed derivations from dial. (W Midlands) Moggy pet name for a calf, or from personal name MAGGIE, are dubious] * * * …   Universalium

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  • MOGGY — Cat. A Cockney expression. Yow! Moggies, en masse …   Dictionary of american slang

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