doggy
I. noun or doggie (plural doggies) Date: 1788 a usually small dog II. adjective (doggier; -est) Date: 1859 1. concerned with or fond of dogs 2. resembling or suggestive of a dog <
doggy odor
>
3. stylish, showy 4. not worthy or profitable ; inferior <
doggy stocks
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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