As nouns the difference between dory and doxy
is that dory
is (nautical) a small flat-bottomed boat with pointed or somewhat pointed ends, used for fishing both offshore and on rivers or dory
can be any of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish or dory
can be a wooden pike or spear about three metres (ten feet) in length with a flat, leaf-shaped iron spearhead and a bronze butt-spike (called a sauroter), which was the main weapon of hoplites in ancient greece it was not thrown, but thrust at opponents with one hand while doxy
is (archaic) a sweetheart; a prostitute or a mistress or doxy
can be (colloquial) a defined opinion.
As an adjective dory
is (obscure) of a bright yellow or golden color.