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dag1

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noun
  1. one of a series of decorative scallops or foliations along the edge of a garment, cloth, etc.
  2. Scot. daglock.
verb (used with object), dagged, dag·ging.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for dagging

dag1

noun
  1. short for daglock
  2. rattle one's dags NZ informal to hurry up
verb dags, dagging or dagged
  1. to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)
Derived Formsdagger, noun

Word Origin

C18: of obscure origin

dag2

noun Australian and NZ informal
  1. a character; eccentric
  2. a person who is untidily dressed
  3. a person with a good sense of humour

Word Origin

back formation from daggy
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Word Origin and History for dagging

dag

n.

"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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