What Does Doggo Mean in a Text?

Doggo means "Dog."

The term doggo is a slang word that simply means "dog." It is part of a phenomenon called "DoggoLingo" or "Doggo-speak," that is supposed to be a simple, upbeat, joyful, and friendly way of speaking. For example:
  • Jo: Terri's doggo has had the cutest puppies.
  • Sam: We already have 3 doggos. We haven't got room for another.
  • Lee: Are you going to the store later?
  • Ali: I thought you went earlier. Did you forget to buy food for the doggo?
  • Lee: No, of course I remembered the dog food! I forgot just about everything else.
DoggoLingo has words to describe all sorts of dogs. For example: Why are Doggos so popular now?

Since memes began, people have agreed that cats ruled the internet. However, since 2016, the internet has gone to the dogs! This is largely due to popular memes and social media profiles dedicated to dogs. The Twitter account WeRateDogs, which has millions of followers, rates dogs and insists that every dog is a "good boy" and has a rating of over 10 out of 10. The phrase "We don't deserve dogs" is popular in many internet posts, which share pictures explaining why dogs are too precious for this world.

A tweet from the account WeRateDogs:
A "We don't deserve dogs" meme:

We don't deserve dogs

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When I write Doggo, I mean this:

meaning of Doggo

Doggo is internet speak for "dog."

Summary of Key Points

"Dog" is the most common definition for Doggo on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at Doggo

Doggo is a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users.

Doggo is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • I have a big doggo, with long pointy ears.
  • My doggo, is so cute he makes me want to cry.

Example of Doggo Used in a Text

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