[ Warning: This is not recommended for your beloved cat of course. Ebony has become used to having her loose fur being sucked by a vacuum cleaner over many years – It could frighten a poor unsuspecting moggy!] ..
Well I know I wouldn’t like it but who is this ‘Ebony’, I’d like to meet her … sounds like my type? [Oscar]
First recorded in 1911, and possibly derived from Maggie, Margie or Mog, all short forms of the name Margaret.
From the 1800’s used to describe an ungainly lumbering Cow (or in the growing cities of the Industrial Revolution, a “hag” or “lady of the night”). In parts of Lancashire, England the word ‘moggy’ means Mouse not a Cat at all.