Etymology 1Edit

Uncertain, perhaps related to dog.



  1. Only used in lie doggo.

Etymology 2Edit

English Wikipedia has an article on:

dog +‎ -o


doggo (plural doggos)

  1. (Internet slang) A dog.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:dog
    • 2019, Gretchen McCulloch, Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, Riverhead Books, →ISBN:
      Around the same time, “wholesome” memes of cute doggos and puppers rejuvenated social media feeds that seemed daily filled with fresh horrors.
    • 2019, Matt Dorsey; Jenny Dorsey, Healthy Cocktails[1], Simon and Schuster, →ISBN:
      A note of caution to readers with pets: Xylitol is toxic to dogs and can have potentially life-threatening effects. As owners of two doggos ourselves, we encourage anyone with a dog to use extreme caution when bringing xylitol into your home.
    • 2020, Liz Davies, The Summer of Falling in Love[2], Lilac Tree Books:
      ‘It's OK, you're allowed out here. There haven't been any other doggos in this garden since…’ He shrugged. ‘I dunno, forever.’ His grandmother hadn't had a dog, and she'd lived in the cottage for decades. ‘Doggos?’ he said out loud. ‘Did I just say “doggos”?’
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