doxy n : a woman who cohabits with an important man [syn: concubine, courtesan, odalisque, paramour]
EtymologyPerhaps from Dutch word "docke", meaning "doll"
- Rhymes: -ɒksi
"Doxy" comes from the Greek, "doxa," and means "thought" or "teaching." Hence "orthodoxy," which means "right teaching."
The name "Doxy" was a code name used by John D. Rockefeller's personnel to communicate about shady dealings, and it meant "Standard Oil" in the parlance of that era of Trust building and Monopolism.