Definition of Doggish

1. a. Like a dog; having the bad qualities of a dog; churlish; growling; brutal.



Definition of Doggish

1. Adjective. currish, resembling a mongrel dog, notably in his worst qualities ¹

2. Adjective. stylish in a showy way ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doggish

1. doglike [adj] - See also: doglike

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doggish

doggess
doggesses
dogget
doggets
doggie
doggie bag
doggie bags
doggie door
doggier
doggies
doggiest
doggily
dogginess
dogging
doggings
doggish (current term)
doggishly
doggishness
doggishnesses
doggo
doggone
doggoned
doggoneder
doggonedest
doggoner
doggones
doggonest
doggoning
doggrel
doggrels

Literary usage of Doggish

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1. Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose by Alphonso Gerald Newcomer, Alice Ebba Andrews (1910)
"Full well Max knows the friend is dead Whose cordial talk, And jokes, in doggish language said, Beguiled his walk. 72 And Glory, stretched at Burwood gate, ..."

2. Life in the Homeric Age by Thomas Day Seymour (1907)
"... to the battle, " doggish though he is, he would not dare to look me in the face" (I 373). The name dog is applied contemptuously, as in modern times. ..."

3. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1920)
"And man, who once abused them, trusts today In doggish fortitude, in doggish constancy. Oh, wondrous change! Beasts that were scorned of all Sit by ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1876)
"Why, Dick would simulate "the very torrent, tempest, and whirlwind of passion," and all in the merest fun, simply a doggish joke, for when the splurge was ..."

5. Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain by John Ruskin (1884)
"And they will do their doggish work, be sure of that, whatever you or I can say, until, verily, him that dieth of them the dogs shall eat. IV. ..."

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