Definition of doghouse in English:

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doghouse

Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡˌhous/

noun

North American
1A dog’s kennel.
Example sentences
  • The organization has spent well over a quarter of a million dollars to improve the facilities, build and deliver doghouses for animals left outside in all weather.
  • I regard organized religion in much the same way a turtle regards a doghouse - I'm pretty well covered, thank you, so let's just keep ignoring each other.
  • It's about this big, and it shows the cartoon dog on top of the doghouse lying there, and his owner standing next to him with a little bowl of food.
1.1 Sailing A raised area at the after end of a yacht’s coachroof, providing standing room.

Phrases

(be) in the doghouse

informal, often humorous (Be) in mild or temporary disfavor.
Example sentences
  • ‘I think you're still in the doghouse, dude,’ Alvin said.
  • When I was their age and I got in trouble with my mom and dad, I knew I was in big big trouble if they called me by the full name - I was in the doghouse.
  • So, justly or not, I'm in the doghouse, as my eight-year-old daughter, in particular, regrets missing the ceremony.
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