- one of a series of decorative scallops or foliations along the edge of a garment, cloth, etc.
- Scot. daglock.
- to edge (a garment, cloth, etc.) with decorative scallops or the like.
Origin of dag1
1350–1400; Middle English dagge < ?; compare Old French dague dagger
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Examples from the Web for dagged
They threw spears and dagged arrows where the companies were thickest.
Dagged, adj. tagged, cut into hanging peaks at the lower edge, I 421.
Thei schote spearis and dagged arrowis, whare the cumpanyes war thikest.
- short for daglock
- rattle one's dags NZ informal to hurry up
- to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)
C18: of obscure origin
- a character; eccentric
- a person who is untidily dressed
- a person with a good sense of humour
back formation from daggy
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Word Origin and History for dagged
"thin rain, drizzle, wet fog," late 17c., from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse dögg, plural daggir "dew," from Proto-Germanic *daowo- (cf. Old English deaw; see dew).
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