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 Doeg (2 syl.),Dog. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Doff
 
is do-off, as “Doff your hat.” So Don is do-on, as “Don your clothes.” Dup is do-up, as “Dup the door” (q.v.).
       
“Doff thy barness, youth,
And tempt not yet the brushes of the war.”
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Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida, v 3.
 


 Doeg (2 syl.),Dog. 

 
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