(FOX NEWS) - Twitter is awash with pictures of “doggos”: adorable, photogenic dogs looking pensive, jubilant and just plain cute.
The term “doggos” — internetspeak for “dogs” — has spread across social media, most often alongside pics of social-media users’ good boys and girls. The non word has gotten so popular that the dictionary deciders at Merriam-Webster have taken note. In a story published to MW’s website, its editors deemed “doggo” a “Word We’re Watching” in the coming year.
Social-media users enthusiastically responded to this news, tweeting out pics of their own adorable doggos. And boy, are they something.
Doggos. https://t.co/G2n32twS4X— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) December 27, 2017
As MW points out, the word “doggo” originated not online, but in 19th-century slang and literature. To “lie doggo” meant to hide or fly under the radar, like a dozing dog. In the 20th century, the word became a loose synonym for dog, similar to how it’s being used today.
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