Moggy meaning

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Moggy is an English term for a mixed breed cat.

An example of a moggy is a cat that is not a purebred.

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(chiefly UK, slang) A domestic non-pedigree (mongrel) cat.
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(brit., informal) A domestic cat, esp. one of a common or mixed breed.
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(UK) The moorhen.
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Origin of moggy

  • Original sense, early 19th century, is a term of affection for a calf or cow, which may have been transfered to cats under urbanization. Later 19th century meaning of “untidy woman, slattern". Alternatively, in Wigan, moggy traditionally applied to mice, not cats, and a cat was hence a moggy catcher, which may have been abbreviated to moggy.

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  • In sense “mongrel cat", 1911, of Unknown origin, possibly Cockney. Possibly derived from maggie, margie or mog, all short forms of the female name Margaret.

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  • Apparently not an abbreviation of similar-seeming mongrel, though perhaps from similar Old English/Proto-Germanic source; see mongrel for details.

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