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doggo (ˈdɒɡəʊ



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

Word Origin

C19: probably from dog

Example Sentences Including 'doggo'

The last report was that he was lying doggo in a lane behind Little Longstone.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak
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


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