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  1. The name ‘MOGGIE / MOGGY derives from the word ‘MARGAY’.
    A small central and southern American cat that is somewhat similar in appearance to an Ocelot.
    That’s all!

    • Thanks Mr C. Could you provide some more information on that. I’d be surprised if you are correct to be honest as the margay is a rare wild cat and I’d doubt people would think of the species in order to formulate the term ‘moggie’.

  2. A moggie is a mouse, once looked up “moggie” in a dictionary 50 years ago, it said a small furry animal, Modern books say its a cat.
    Moggie is still used in St Helens and the old Lancashire coal fields.

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