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Thread: Is the plural of a female deer "doe" or "does"?

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    Is the plural of a female deer "doe" or "does"?

    Would you say "I saw five doe in the field" or "I saw five does in the field"?



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    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]
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    It would be does. But, with deer, plural would still be deer. So, plural for a doe, would be does.
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    I'm no english major but I've always said does so thats how I voted but I'm not sure.
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    I say doe. My hunting buddies say does it looks more like does as in does this estrous work....

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    Doe's

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    A doe is a deer and does are deer so how does a deer do a doe?

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    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.
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    I killed some do doe de does with Rage heads.


    That should get things going...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mn5503 View Post
    i killed some do doe de does with rage heads.


    That should get things going...
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    I say does.. Buck-->Bucks, Doe-->Does
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