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Etymology 1Edit

Perhaps from Middle Dutch *doketje, diminutive of docke (a doll). Cognate with Low German dokke (doll), Eastern Frisian dok, dokke (a doll), Swedish docka (doll, puppet).

Alternative formsEdit

  • doxie, doccy

NounEdit

doxy (plural doxies)

  1. (archaic) A sweetheart; a prostitute or a mistress.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Do you think the writer of Antony and Cleopatra, a passionate pilgrim, had his eyes in the back of his head that he chose the ugliest doxy in all Warwickshire to lie withal?
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Fourth Estate 2010, p. 328:
      So then, of course, he paid her in kind...the place is full of his doxies, open a closet at Allington and some wench falls out of it.
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Etymology 2Edit

From -doxy in orthodoxy, heterodoxy etc.

NounEdit

doxy (plural doxies)

  1. (colloquial) A defined opinion.
Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 08:00