(noun) mature female of mammals of which the male is called ‘buck’

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Proper noun

Doe (plural er-noun or Does)

A surname of English origin.

Usage notes

This is often used as a pseudonymous surname.

Coordinate terms

• (English-language pseudonymous surname): Roe


• -ode, EDO, EOD, Edo, ODE, OED, deo, ode

Etymology 1


doe (plural does)

A female deer; also used of similar animals such as antelope, (less commonly goat as nanny is also used).

A female rabbit.

A female hare.

A female squirrel.

A female kangaroo.


• (female deer): hind (female red deer)

• (female kangaroo): blue flyer (female red kangaroo)

Etymology 2



Obsolete spelling of do.

Etymology 3


doe (not comparable)

(African-American Vernacular, Multicultural London English) though


• -ode, EDO, EOD, Edo, ODE, OED, deo, ode


DOE (countable and uncountable, plural DOEs)

Initialism of Department of Energy.

(science, statistics) Initialism of design of experiments.



Initialism of depends on experience.


• -ode, EDO, EOD, Edo, ODE, OED, deo, ode

Source: Wiktionary

Doe, n. Etym: [AS. da; cf. Dan. daa, daa-dyr, deer, and perh. L. dama. (Zoöl.)

Definition: A female deer or antelope; specifically, the female of the fallow deer, of which the male is called a buck. Also applied to the female of other animals, as the rabbit. See the Note under Buck.

Doe, n.

Definition: A feat. [Obs.] See Do, n. Hudibras.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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