Definition of doggo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡō/


(in phrase lie doggo) informal
Remain motionless and quiet to escape detection: a dozen officers had been lying doggo for hours
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  • Vets come home and the wars come with them, lying doggo sometimes for years, then popping up at the most inconvenient of times.
  • I think he was lying doggo until the old one popped his clogs.
  • Despite their numbers and their refusal to lie doggo in the face of the security cordon, there was no repetition of the riots that brought Seattle to a standstill just over a year ago.


Late 19th century: of obscure origin; apparently from dog + -o.

Words that rhyme with doggo


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Syllabification: dog·go

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