View Full Version : Is the plural of a female deer "doe" or "does"?

November 28th, 2010, 10:39 PM
Would you say "I saw five doe in the field" or "I saw five does in the field"?

November 28th, 2010, 10:44 PM
Simple search on dictionary.com tells the truth.

doe [doh]–noun, plural does, (especially collectively) doe. the female of the deer, antelope, goat, rabbit, and certain other animals.
[Origin: bef. 1000; ME do, OE dā; c. Dan daa; akin to OE déon to suck]

November 28th, 2010, 10:45 PM
It would be does. But, with deer, plural would still be deer. So, plural for a doe, would be does.

Hoyt Havoc
November 28th, 2010, 10:45 PM
I'm no english major but I've always said does so thats how I voted but I'm not sure.

November 28th, 2010, 10:47 PM
I say doe. My hunting buddies say does it looks more like does as in does this estrous work....

November 28th, 2010, 10:48 PM

November 28th, 2010, 10:50 PM
A doe is a deer and does are deer so how does a deer do a doe?

November 28th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Well according to the dictionary, its both so I guess everyone wins Haha. To each his own I suppose....I guess this thread should be which is more popular doe or does.

November 28th, 2010, 10:56 PM
I killed some do doe de does with Rage heads.

That should get things going...

November 28th, 2010, 11:01 PM
i killed some do doe de does with rage heads.

That should get things going...


November 28th, 2010, 11:04 PM
I say does.. Buck-->Bucks, Doe-->Does