Merriam-Webster got plenty of them when they tweeted the word “doggos,” which is one of the words the dictionary is watching — but hasn’t yet made the criteria for entry.
The classical definition of doggo originates from late-19th-century slang. It means to be in hiding, as to “lie doggo,” as per a Time article from 1886 the dictionary cited in its blog post.
However, the dictionary acknowledged the word’s meteoric rise over the past year or so, which is chiefly the internet’s doing.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) December 27, 2017
Anyway, while the dictionary figures out if “doggo” can be used in lieu of dog, here’s a whole bunch of pictures of “good boys and girls” sent to Merriam-Webster, thanks to its tweet about the word.
DJ 🐶 on neighborhood 🚶. pic.twitter.com/roYYJOS9La
— Herbert Dupree (@MCHerbieD) December 27, 2017
My doggo may look like a doggo, but she's a 50lb 5 month old puppers pic.twitter.com/ZX2E5gjqXb
— Adam Baxter (@adamcbaxter) December 27, 2017
My doggo is Christmas af pic.twitter.com/VxHLgsQqWB
— Adam Norbjerg (@spadam) December 27, 2017
This Doggo Approves Of Your Tweet. pic.twitter.com/80bsdY94ze
— The Other Sarah Marshall (@cathjenkin) December 27, 2017
not a doggo but its feline counterpart: the kitter pic.twitter.com/Hmodi0nXwl
— spinxsutawney phil 🌲 (@floatboats) December 27, 2017
Some doggos wear capes! pic.twitter.com/O5fQOlpGnA
— Shannon P (@kentuckyshan) December 27, 2017
I have two doggos & I luv them pic.twitter.com/EKllwMcCEj
— S'anne (@mrsfreakmagnet) December 27, 2017