New words – 18 February 2019

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DoggoLingo noun [U]
UK /ˌdɒg.əʊ.ˈlɪŋ.gəʊ/ US /ˌdɑː.goʊ.ˈlɪŋ.goʊ/
a special language used on the internet, especially on social media sites, to refer to and describe dogs and their behaviour

If you’re not already familiar with DoggoLingo, chances are you will be soon. This internet-based dialect was born on social media and has grown into a whole vocabulary for describing members of the canine species, from doggo to floof to pupperino. 
[www.petbusiness.com, 4 May 2017]

dogfood verb
UK /ˈdɒg.fuːd/ US /ˈdɑːg.fuːd/
(of a tech company) to use its own product in real life, normally in order to be able to fix bugs and other problems, from the phrase ‘eat your own dog food’

I was lucky enough to spend the past few weeks dogfooding (I promise it’s better than it sounds). Dogfooding is all about being a client of your own product. … Dogfooding works best when you can simulate the environments your users will experience. 
[uxplanet.org, 21 June 2018]

dorgi noun [C]
UK /ˈdɔː.gi/ US /ˈdɔːr.gi/
a type of dog that is a cross between a dachshund and a corgi, two of which are kept as pets by the British royal family

It was reported in 2015 that the Queen had stopped breeding corgis because she did not want to leave any behind after she died. She still has two dogs, Vulcan and Candy, which are informally known as dorgis – a cross-breed between a dachshund and a corgi introduced to the royal household when Princess Margaret’s dachshund Pipkin mated with one of the Queen’s dogs.
[The Guardian, 18 April 2018]

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