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doggo (ˈdɒɡəʊ Pronunciation for doggo



  1. (British, informal) in hiding and keeping quiet (esp in the phrase lie doggo)

Word Origin

C19: probably from dog

Example Sentences Including 'doggo'

And he didn't know if it was dead, drugged, sleeping or just playing doggo , waiting to pounce, that was his problem, right?
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
Forget time, he was told, tear up calendars, chuck away clocks, lie doggo and heal yourself with a long-term poultice of peace and quiet.
Sillitoe, Alan The Open Door
So when the maid brought her All-Bran, lightly-poached egg and soldiers, she decided to lie doggo and pretend she had passed away.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
The last report was that he was lying doggo in a lane behind Little Longstone.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak


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